Category Episodic Fiction

What Teeth They Had: Book 2 Epilogue

Epilogue Her name was Judith–that much she mustered from the few who offered condolences at the funeral. Birds chirped overhead as worn men muttered words they had rehearsed–their eyes rarely making contact with hers. Some took hold of her hand. Judith felt many years in their coarse skin. Calluses had made their palms bulge. Judith […]

What Teeth They Had: Book 2 Chapter 26

Breaking news tonight out of West Michigan–Commander Joseph Nann was found dead in his home this evening by police. Early reports indicate that he died from a self-inflicted gunshot wound. Commander Nann served on the first government sanctioned Werewolf Control Unit (WCU) in the United States known as CHASR. He later transitioned from CHASR to […]

What Teeth They Had: Book 2 Chapter 25

Images flipped through Dan’s mind–some of a cabin in snow covered woods, others under rubble in a church. He was transported to whatever was shown, if only for a moment. He heard their sounds, smelled their air, and tasted their blood. Scene after scene the images flashed and flickered faster until they blurred into sanguine […]

What Teeth They Had: Book 2 Chapter 24

I just realized that I’m too late. You’re already in flight and won’t get this message until you land. These last few months have been hard for both of us. Maybe you deserved what I gave you, maybe you didn’t, but I want you to know that you’re a good man. I never say it, […]

What Teeth They Had: Book 2 Chapter 23

On March 20th, 2003, Amir Zest sat for an interview with the national news to discuss his brief stay at Leek Denaa after trying to locate whereabouts of his recently turned sister. The interview set a ratings record.   “They don’t want us there,” said Zest. “Humans, or whatever they call non-infected, are just useless […]

What Teeth They Had: Book 2 Chapter 22

September 3rd 2019 Judith Klove Senior Officer Midwest Isolation and Retrieval 175 N Hoff St Springfield, IL 62709 Dear Chief Hampton: I am informing you of my resignation from my position as Senior Officer of Midwest Isolation and Retrieval (MIR), effective September 17, 2019. My tenure within the department has been a transformative one–not just […]

What Teeth They Had: Book 2 Chapter 21

“I understand this will be our last session.” “I can’t afford you anymore, not after what happened to the store.” “You’ve entered an emotionally complex state. I don’t recommend ending your therapy so abruptly.” “Do you work for free?” “No, Luke, but I can refer you to a colleague–.” “I don’t feel comfortable going to […]