By R.M. Vaughan
A murder-mystery-ghost-story-romance that manages to subvert the entire traps of such genres Daniel MacIvor
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Beginner's luck, I thought, but the next day was the same, and all the days after. There really isn't that much in the world to write about, is there? "The rugs helped. I rolled them under the doors. No click-click anymore. And then I blacked off the windows so people would think someone had died. We never went out, Sylvain wouldn't leave his office. Clickety-click. Well, one can't just cut the world off without a plausible lie. "And Sylvain grew in the dark, he heartened in airlessness. Despite his habits, which he was never really true to, Sylvain was ultimately an ascetic.
Those are the rules. Or so Sylvain says. Samson trudged along the muddy path of his memory, pulling up discordant, unflattering weeds. "But poor Sylvain was not very good at the mechanics of sex. He had no mercy for his occasional dysfunctions. " The orange globe swelled, grazing the tops of the bookshelves. M. Vaughan "And later, when he was back up to speed, he was unkind with me. He wanted something from me a simple fucking couldn't give him: Revenge. " A curling, bottomless yowl rushed out of Sylvain's office and down the upstairs hall.
But it was too late for the blood, and he failed early. Nevertheless, the thought of selling Brindle House frightened Samson. Like all people with inherited pleasures, Samson was neurotically superstitious. Technically, he could never be made less than rich, by neither disaster nor stupidity. But his mind relentlessly scripted elaborate scenarios of degrading poverty and complementary sickness — the first act of each drama beginning with the sale of the estate. Although it was true that no Brindle brave enough to move out had ever lived past the age of 30, it was also true that Brindles in general died young.
A Quilted Heart by R.M. Vaughan