Unhappy (Part Nine)

Unhappy (Part Nine) - The latest installment of my current WIP novella from the Universe series.

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Penelope

“Everything’s fine,” said the man. “The crate just fell over is all. Nobody’s hurt.” Some people nearby had come to investigate the noise, but Sarah’s boyfriend managed to deflect their curiosity. In a few minutes, the three of them were alone again.

“Just who the hell are you?” demanded Sarah. “And how did you do that?”

“My name is Penelope Harrison,…

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Unhappy (Part Eight)

Unhappy (Part Eight) - The latest installment of my current WIP novella from the Universe series.

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Sophie

There was the chemical smell of detergents from the clothes in the dresser and closet, as well as the bed sheets. The laundry must have been done recently. Bits of food stains stood out on the carpet where the had been wiped clean, but not scrubbed away. The waxy scent of crayons and the sharper, pungent reek of felt markers came from the desk. The…

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Unhappy (Part Seven)

Unhappy (Part Seven) - The latest installment of my current WIP novella from the Universe series.

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Bobby

Ever since Princess Penelope had been hit by that truck, Bobby had had bad dreams. He saw the crash in his mind over and over. He wished that there was something he could have done to stop that truck, but he was just a boy. Each time he heard the brakes squeal and the grill of that pickup coming toward him, his heart began to race and he couldn’t breathe.

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Unhappy (Part Six)

Unhappy (Part Six) - The latest installment of my current WIP novella from the Universe series.

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Sarah

“Do you mind? This is a private conversation.” Sarah wondered how long the woman had stood there, and what she was doing in an area that was obviously closed to the public. People could be so stupid sometimes.

The woman looked like a hobo. Her clothes were filthy and torn, and she looked like she’d spent the night in a dumpster. Sarah wondered how she had…

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Unhappy (Part Five)

Unhappy (Part Five) - The latest installment from my current WIP in the Universe series.

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Sophie

The last thing Sophie had expected when she began digging in that garbage can was to be knocked senseless by a falling tree branch She had only meant it to be a quick stopover to get at some leftover bacon, but now she was trapped in these people’s garage. They seemed well intentioned, but their efforts were unnecessary. She could take care of herself.

T…

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Unhappy (Part Four)

A new novella from the Universe series I #amwriting – Unhappy (Part Four)

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Penelope (continued)

It took only a few minutes to unload the entire truck. When she was done, Sarah walked towards the small ranch house in the middle of the yard, and Penelope followed. They had just gotten inside when the phone started to ring. Penelope tried to eavesdrop while she looked around for something to put on her feet.

“No, it’s all right,” said…

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Unhappy (Part Three)

A new novella from the Universe series I #amwriting – Unhappy (Part Three): The return of Penelope.

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Penelope

Something was pushing into her back, prodding her back to consciousness. Penelope swore that she would never stay in this hotel again. It had the most uncomfortable mattresses. As she opened her eyes and her mind began to clear, however, she realized where she was. She was not lying in bed, but resting on top of a pile of scrap metal.

At first, she was…

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Unhappy (Part Two)

Unhappy (Part Two) - Another novella from the Universe series continues.

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Anne

The shadows from the tree outside her window gently slid back and forth across the ceiling. Anne lay awake staring at them. She was worried about Bobby, enough to give her a sharp pain in the pit of her stomach. Ever since nearly getting hit by that truck yesterday morning, he had been inconsolable. Who had ever heard of someone’s imaginary friend getting…

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Unhappy (Part One)

The return to Universe superhero series begins with novella “Unhappy” (Part One)

Mandeep

After breaking up with his long-time girlfriend almost a year ago, Manny had thought he would never find love again. The relationship had always been a rocky one, and it had not ended well. He had gone so far as to take a new job in a different city just to get away from the memories of her and to put his old life behind him.

Now he was in the same place again, only this time his…

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Vandal Eyes (Part Eight)

The last part of #VandalEyes (Part Eight of my @bonniegrrl and @AnneWheaton fanfic) #burrito

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Returning to the Scene of the Crime

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“Thank you all for coming. I’m sure you’re all wondering why I’ve gathered you here today. The truth is we’ve discovered the identity of Gasparo Floyd’s killer.”

There were gasps of astonishment from the remaining members of the dinner club, but it was Detective Sergeant Grammar who spoke. “I swear miss Burton, if this is…

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