Cassandra's Return

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Status: Finished  |  Genre: Literary Fiction  |  House: Booksie Classic


The sequel to 'Cassandra'.

Table of Contents

Chapter 1.

Submitted: September 02, 2018


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Chapter 2.

Submitted: September 02, 2018

Chapter 2. Maybe it was coming in to the warm that made Cassandra’s head swim. She staggered forward on unsteady legs. In the dim... Read Chapter

Chapter 3.

Submitted: September 02, 2018

Chapter 3. Ellen stopped pulling at the stitches, smoothed back the girl’s hair from her face. She didn’t know what to say so l... Read Chapter

Chapter 4.

Submitted: September 02, 2018

  Chapter 4. Gustaff did not return for a few days. It was a perilous risk, each time he left the community. It would just t... Read Chapter

Chapter 5.

Submitted: September 04, 2018

Chapter 5. Ellen opened the door and ushered Gustaff inside. Patch ran to greet him, to sniff at the bag of supplies hoping... Read Chapter

Chapter 6.

Submitted: September 05, 2018

Chapter 6. Over the following few days Cassandra’s sleep became more broken. She would thrash around, shout out and scream. Both sh... Read Chapter

chapter 7.

Submitted: September 09, 2018

  Chapter 7. Ellen and Cassandra looked around at the hut. Every single gap would have to be sealed. They had been working... Read Chapter

Chapter 8.

Submitted: September 09, 2018

Chapter 8. Gustaff galloped the horse for as far, then a bit further than he judged to be safe. He slowed her to a canter, then fin... Read Chapter

Chapter 9.

Submitted: September 09, 2018

Chapter 9. They sat in the hut and waited. Even Patch kept her ears forward, listening, as though she had picked up on the tension. A... Read Chapter

Chapter 10

Submitted: September 11, 2018

Chapter 10. Gustaff did not doubt Cassandra’s warning, not even for a moment. The horses had more than proved that ‘something... Read Chapter

Chapter 11.

Submitted: September 11, 2018

Chapter 11. The swarm seemed to be never-ending as more and more of the insects engulfed the house. They landed on the window and s... Read Chapter

Chapter 12.

Submitted: September 13, 2018

Chapter 12. The shouting, the banging at his door, soon gave way to panic. Gustaff watched as those outside finally noticed the app... Read Chapter

Chapter 13.

Submitted: September 14, 2018

Chapter 13. Several more insects got inside and each time Ellen had crawled out from under the blanket to deal with the threat. Shive... Read Chapter

Chapter 14

Submitted: September 15, 2018

Chapter 14. The shouts and the screams and the fleeing footsteps seemed to go on forever. Would those insects never be full, never be... Read Chapter

Chapter 15.

Submitted: September 15, 2018

Chapter 15. Ellen looked at what stocks they had left. So many things had been used up altogether, the remainder were getting low. Sh... Read Chapter

Chapter 16.

Submitted: September 16, 2018

Chapter 16. Father’s voice, Gustaff was sure of it. But where was he? In the time that he had been outside, the man had seen no oth... Read Chapter

Chapter 17.

Submitted: September 17, 2018

Chapter 17. “We must go.” Cassandra got to her feet, staggered to the door. Ellen moved beside her, took her arm and dragged ... Read Chapter

Chapter 18.

Submitted: September 18, 2018

Chapter 18. The beating brought forth no results. Battered, bruised, barely conscious, Gustaff was thrown in to a back room of the ch... Read Chapter

Chapter 19.

Submitted: September 18, 2018

Chapter 19. Once they had eaten their meal, Ellen and Cassandra had pitifully little to pack. Their only possessions were the clothes... Read Chapter

Chapter 20.

Submitted: September 18, 2018

Chapter 20. By the time they found themselves entering the community lands both Ellen and Cassandra felt as though they had been jour... Read Chapter

Chapter 21.

Submitted: September 19, 2018

Chapter 21. Gustaff heard the approaching footsteps long before they reached the door. He had considered hiding, launching his own ... Read Chapter

Chapter 22.

Submitted: September 19, 2018

Chapter 22. A surprising number of the congregation were in attendance. Not all, by any means, but Ellen and Cassandra already knew... Read Chapter

Chapter 23.

Submitted: September 19, 2018

Chapter 23. “Father?” James managed to gasp out. “Shut up, boy. Did I not teach you to be silent unless I want yo... Read Chapter

Chapter 24.

Submitted: September 19, 2018

Chapter 24. “Cassandra?” Father reached out to her, all hostility shocked from him. She did not even slow her pace as she wal... Read Chapter

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