Chapter Ten

A new novel in the making.

A New Novel in the Making

I'm working on a new novel. Here's the tenth chapter of it. Let me know what you think about it. You find a Facebook comment form below the text. I post each new chapter when it is completed. The first chapter is here: Chapter One

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Two Dots

Caroline sneaks into the bathroom, making as little noise as possible. She turns on the light and inspects her neck in the bathroom mirror. She sees nothing. With a sigh, she straightens her head and reaches for the lamp switch.

"So stupid," she mutters.

But the arm drops and she moved her head closer to the mirror, bending it backwards to expose her neck more. When she is so close that her chin is about to bump into the glass, she notices two minimal dots on the side of her neck, right at the line of the vein. They are something like two inches apart.

"Jesus!" she hisses as she lightly touches the dots with the tip of her finger.

Caroline returns to her room, and finds it dark. The bedside lamp has been turned off. She switches on the ceiling light. The room gets as bright as day. Reuben is gone.

She walks up to the closet, pauses and then opens it with a sudden pull of the door. She finds nothing but her clothes. Then she glances at the ceiling.

Again, Caroline exits her room, this time to find her way to the attic. On the stairs, she takes very slow steps, toes first, but she still makes some creaking sounds. At each one she pauses and listens, before taking the next step.

The attic is pitch black before she finds the light switch. She searches around among the things stored there, finding nothing but familiar stuff, and no sign of anybody having stayed there.

Then she goes all the way down to the basement, not bothering anymore to be so quiet. Reuben is not there. Finally she inspects Thomas' room, also the closet in it. No Reuben. She frowns.

"What a jerk!"

© Stefan Stenudd, February 2014

Chapter Eleven

All the chapters posted so far:
  1. Light and Dark

  2. Mumbles

  3. Don't Touch

  4. Not a Word

  5. Swings

  6. He Talked to Me

  7. Was It Quick?

  8. Flossing, Too

  9. The Lower Canines

  10. Two Dots

  11. The Creep

  12. The Goth Stuff

  13. Nine Months

  14. Like a Rat

  15. Morning

  16. Some Things Take Forever

  17. If He Doesn't

  18. One Little Thing

  19. Another One

  20. Playing It Safe

  21. The Netherworld

  22. Never Grow Old

  23. It Sounds Trite

  24. Dying Is Terrible

  25. Just Kids Playing

  26. He Didn't Know

  27. Maybe the Only One

  28. I Don't Hear It

  29. Honesty

  30. Secrets

  31. I Care

  32. Treacherous Longevity

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