Papoose

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Status: Finished  |  Genre: Science Fiction  |  House: Booksie Classic
You wake up in a town you don’t know, with memories you can’t understand, surrounded by people who don’t know you. That was only the beginning of the nightmare.

Table of Contents

Preface

Submitted: December 02, 2016

Stale. Even though the door wasn’t air-tight the air in the room felt as though it has stopped circulating. It made it easier for her... Read Chapter

Hangman

Submitted: December 02, 2016

This is Part 1 The Hunt Read Chapter

Questions

Submitted: December 02, 2016

The young man sat impatiently on a bench too small to be comfortable. The concrete walls were cold, but they did little to cool his ner... Read Chapter

Safe House

Submitted: December 02, 2016

Justin held out the bundle in his arms, “Here’s a change of clothes, um, I’m not sure what to call you,” he smiled, and they bo... Read Chapter

Answers

Submitted: December 02, 2016

A door slammed, she stirred, upon opening her eyes she could see her room was empty, “Ow! Ow!” the sound of his voice in pain made ... Read Chapter

Trials

Submitted: December 02, 2016

The carriage rolled to a stop, “Kurt.” He raised a brow at Jeff as they piled out of the carriage behind the courthouse. “Edgew... Read Chapter

Riddles

Submitted: December 02, 2016

Ding! The front bell screeched as she glided down the hall; after peering out the eye hole, she could see it was Emmet. She unlocked th... Read Chapter

Protect

Submitted: December 02, 2016

The car shook as it came to a stop, Justin took a breath before looking over in the passenger seat; he felt relieved to have her beside... Read Chapter

B&E

Submitted: December 02, 2016

B & E Breaking and Entering Read Chapter

Scars

Submitted: December 02, 2016

Maddison rubbed her eye as she shuffled into the kitchen, “Where are the others?” Justin handed her a plate of eggs and toast. ... Read Chapter

Gathering

Submitted: December 02, 2016

He moved his legs up the stairs as if they were made of lead, “Kurt wants you to ride with him,” Justin helped her to her feet as t... Read Chapter

Crosroads

Submitted: December 02, 2016

Jeff knocked on the door and acted surprised when it opened, “Maddi?” his voice croaked, it was sore from his cries earlier. He ste... Read Chapter

Stitches

Submitted: December 02, 2016

Her heart was pounding in her head. It overwhelmed her senses causing her to stumble blindly through the trees. The cold had numbed her... Read Chapter

Family

Submitted: December 02, 2016

His silence was unnerving. He hadn’t said anything since he picked her up, and as they came to a stop he appeared to be clenching the... Read Chapter

Skeletons

Submitted: December 02, 2016

The carriage came to a shuddering halt, Aaron slid out of it and proceeded in skipping up to the steps. “How was the funeral?” Madd... Read Chapter

Ghosts

Submitted: December 02, 2016

He was leaning back in his chair, hands folded under his chin, eyes closed, trying to rest. His heart fluttered when someone gently pul... Read Chapter

Martyr

Submitted: December 02, 2016

She sat up and stared at him with dead eyes, “Don’t look at me like that,” he held up a bag, “I brought you dinner.” Justin o... Read Chapter

Caribou

Submitted: December 02, 2016

Twenty-one men sat in the rows, seven on each of its three sides, two in the top row, five in the bottom, all circled around a small co... Read Chapter

Schemes

Submitted: December 02, 2016

The ambulance came to a halt. The second they took their hands off of her she jerked herself into a sitting position, “Let go!” she... Read Chapter

Missions

Submitted: December 02, 2016

The name Elmo continued to make sense, even in the dim lighting cast from the sky I could see her fur was an Auburn, close to red. I co... Read Chapter

Wanted

Submitted: December 02, 2016

His vision was reduced to a pinhole, he struggled over the fence and fell on his back in the dirt, he wheezed as he rolled onto his sid... Read Chapter

Hounds

Submitted: December 02, 2016

This is Part 2 The Hunted Read Chapter

Horizons

Submitted: December 02, 2016

Clink! The final bullet landed in the tray she couldn’t help but stare at it as he began to wipe the blood off of his hands. She coul... Read Chapter

Mellifluous

Submitted: December 02, 2016

I could feel my ears twitch with the slightest tick of the hall clock, half of the street lights went out over an hour ago to stimulate... Read Chapter

Chances

Submitted: December 02, 2016

Pit. Pat. Pit. Pat. It took her a moment before realizing that was the sound of water dripping and then splashing in the puddle it crea... Read Chapter

Chase

Submitted: December 02, 2016

Edwin sat like a watchdog, parallel to the bed so he could see both her and the door, he had her hand gripped tight enough to comfort h... Read Chapter

Return

Submitted: December 02, 2016

She sat curled up in the space between her bed and the closet, in her lap sat the leather-bound text, now whole and crudely put back to... Read Chapter

Recollect

Submitted: December 02, 2016

Maddison stood in the hall unseen and watched him try to nail the legs back on, he was mumbling swear words to himself, unheard to most i... Read Chapter

Sleep Walk

Submitted: December 02, 2016

Maddison sat upstairs and could hear her crying, she could hear the paper ripping, no one stirred; she looked up at the door where Edwin ... Read Chapter

Stay

Submitted: December 02, 2016

He stood silently in her doorway, his voice was a mere whisper, her eyes flicked open, and she slid out from beneath the covers. She glar... Read Chapter

Kalopsia

Submitted: December 02, 2016

Someone was poking her forehead, she opened her eyes to see the boy standing there, he had a blank look on his face, and it wasn’t unti... Read Chapter

Deceit

Submitted: December 02, 2016

The table edges were smooth, she could feel sanded layers of adhesive and could tell where the paint had sunk into the cracked surface.... Read Chapter

The Box

Submitted: December 02, 2016

The closet was dark, the only light that filtered in came from the cracks at its openings. She held her breath and did her best to remain... Read Chapter

Travel

Submitted: December 02, 2016

The box rested in her lap as she sat in the living room, she smiled briefly hearing the pitter-patter of children’s feet running arou... Read Chapter

Braaten

Submitted: December 02, 2016

It was still dark when she stepped out of the general store, she readjusted her pack before mounting the mare tied to the porch post. T... Read Chapter

Butternut

Submitted: December 02, 2016

Butternut was a sight for sore eyes, she didn’t realize how much she had missed it. The sight of the house, no one had touched it, bu... Read Chapter

Promises

Submitted: December 02, 2016

If the weather had been stormy, one flash of thunder would have revealed Maddison standing in the darkened hall. The lights had been di... Read Chapter

Shadow

Submitted: December 02, 2016

It felt as if Maddison had stepped into a vacuum. All the air had been forcibly sucked out of her lungs, and everything around her spir... Read Chapter

Epilogue

Submitted: December 02, 2016

He sat at the edge of the hearth, one arm resting on his lifted knee, the other reaching out as if to touch the flames. His short hair ... Read Chapter

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