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Beneath the Surface: An Abandoned Story, Chapter 11

XI   Alex woke up in his mother’s bed. He felt disgusting and his joints were all sore like they hadn’t been moved in days. He was in despirate need of a shower. He sat up, ready to start the day, when he looked outside to see that it was completely dark. What time is it? The clock next to his bed said 9pm. … Read More Beneath the Surface: An Abandoned Story, Chapter 11

Beneath the Surface: An Abandoned Story: Chapter 10

X   It was only 3 in the afternoon. Alex had some time to spare. He would have rather stayed with Tersa to dissuade his fears, but he knew that he needed some time alone. If he was ever to be of any help to her, he needed to be prepared. At first, Alex headed home, but then he had a sudden urge to … Read More Beneath the Surface: An Abandoned Story: Chapter 10

Beneath the Surface: An Abandoned Story: Chapter 9

IX   A few minutes later, the scene at the McConnel house was one of defeat. Tersa’s parents were researching psychiatrists that she could go to, though they all thought it wouldn’t help. Alex had been invited to stay for dinner, which he accepted, but he spent most of the time on their back porch with Tersa as she tried to contemplate her future. … Read More Beneath the Surface: An Abandoned Story: Chapter 9

Beneath the Surface: An Abandoned Story Chapter 8

VIII   The interview took over an hour. Alex got up and began pacing around the room. Every minute that went by felt like an eternity. What could he be asking her? Does her believe her? More importantly, would he be able to help her if he did. The door finally opened and an emotionless Tersa appeared. She turned and looked at Alex, “Father … Read More Beneath the Surface: An Abandoned Story Chapter 8

Beneath the Surface: An Abandoned Story Chapter 7

VII   “Alex…” “What, who is that? What’s going on?” Alex found himself in a dark room, all alone. He had no idea how he had gotten there or why. A dark voice beckoned him forward. As Alex slowly walked, the floor became less and less stable. It was extremely muddy and what looked like vines were coming out of the wall. Ahead, Alex … Read More Beneath the Surface: An Abandoned Story Chapter 7

Beneath the Surface: An Abandoned Story Chapter 6

VI   Alex didn’t see Tersa again during the next few days. He didn’t mind though. He took it as a good sign that most likely she was getting the care that she needed. Besides, he had his own family’s issues to deal with. His mother’s wake had all been paid for an arranged. It was a true testament to her character to see … Read More Beneath the Surface: An Abandoned Story Chapter 6

Beneath the Surface: An Abandoned Story Chapter 5

V   Alex got into his car and drove down the road in the opposite direction from the one he came. He turned on to Smithfield Road and a moment later, turned on to Pleasant Hill Road. He kept his eyes open for any sign of Tersa. Chills ran down his spine as he had a feeling that her time was running out. Cleaning … Read More Beneath the Surface: An Abandoned Story Chapter 5

Beneath the Surface: An Abandoned Story Chapter 4

IV Alex went to bed in his old room. The old posters and toys that he once played with were still where he’d left them. His mother had taken great care to make sure that everything was exactly as he remembered it. Clearly she’d expect him to come home at some point, though he had other plans. It was yet one more sin on … Read More Beneath the Surface: An Abandoned Story Chapter 4

Beneath the Surface: An Abandoned Story Chapter 3

III The wind nearly blew the old Cadillac off of the road. It pushed at the car as Alex struggled to keep it on the road. This is insane… I shouldn’t be out driving like this. He looked over to see Tersa shivering and rubbing her hands together. He immediately switched on the heat and adjusted it for her, “Put your hands under the … Read More Beneath the Surface: An Abandoned Story Chapter 3

Beneath the Surface: An Abandoned Story, Chapter 2

II   It took them over an hour to get out of Boston. Alex watched as the urban developement and large buildings gave way to trees and folliage. It was late and the sun was slowly disappearing behind the trees. By the time they arrived in Windsted, the clouds had begun rolling in. Out in the distance, Alex could see momentary flashes of light, … Read More Beneath the Surface: An Abandoned Story, Chapter 2

Beneath the Surface: Another Abandoned Work, Chapter 1

Hello all, the following is a story that I’ve spent some time working on, but eventually abandoned. I’ll post a chapter online every couple of days. It is unedited, rough draft form, and incomplete, so read at your own risk. You’ll have to come up with your own ending… sorry! I   Today was like any other for Alex Hendrickson as he exited his … Read More Beneath the Surface: Another Abandoned Work, Chapter 1