The Secret of Jebediah Vanderhook Part 06

“I don’t know anything,” Jeb says, shaking his head behind the bars. He looks at the ground, shaking his head over and over again as his knees jump and the heels of his shoes tapping the linoleum of the jail cell. We only have three cells for holding prisoners before sending them on their way to their new homes. This cell has seen more drunks and more vandals than it has seen for any other crime. We don’t get crime in Ashwood bend. That’s why we love it here. That’s why everyone loves it here. We pride ourselves in having a safe community, but right now, I’m not sure if that’s a thing any more. Continue reading “The Secret of Jebediah Vanderhook Part 06”

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The Secret of Jebediah Vanderhook Part 06

The Secret of Jebediah Vanderhook Part 05

He opens his eyes, blinking at the dark world around him. There’s nothing but the sound of music vibrating in the walls. Staring out into the shadows, all he can do is think about the pain, the fracturing agony deep inside of him. It’s been there for a week now, festering and infecting everything. At first, it had seemed so surreal, like there was hope, but now. The truth has settled in, a deep sepsis that curdles his blood black and poisons even his sleep. Avery looks over at the alarm clock and sees that it’s eight. How is it only eight? Continue reading “The Secret of Jebediah Vanderhook Part 05”

The Secret of Jebediah Vanderhook Part 05

The Secret of Jebediah Vanderhook Part 04

“You’re sure your parents are cool with me coming?” Sarah asks. Her usual relaxed self completely on edge thanks to the storm. He can’t help but smile at how cute she is. For all the tough and rough vibes she sends out, Sarah is terrified of weather. Thunderstorms, rainstorms, snowstorms—they all freak her out. That’s fine, Hayden doesn’t mind driving for her. Continue reading “The Secret of Jebediah Vanderhook Part 04”

The Secret of Jebediah Vanderhook Part 04