After Z-Day – Part I – Chapter XIII

Chapter Thirteen

Location: Unknown
Date: 13 October 2016

Lucy woke slowly. She was aware, faintly, of some distant pain, some bright light, the sterile smell, but the sensations slipped through her mind like smoke.

Her eyes stuttered closed. Prised themselves open. Lucy groaned quietly, through parched lips.

Where was she? Wasn’t home, she was sure of that. Home didn’t feel like this, didn’t smell like this. She forced her eyes open again, blinking at the bright light. It was humming faintly, she noticed, and she stared at it until her eyes hurt, until her mind was a little less fuzzy.Read More »


After Z-Day – Part I – Chapter XII

Chapter Twelve

Location: Hackney, London
Date: 12 October 2016

Naomi was making lunch when I got in. She gave me a sympathetic look as I dragged myself over to the sofa and dropped onto it, burying my face in the cushions.

“You want some?” she asked. “You should eat.”

“What is it?” I muttered into the fabric. She heard me anyway.

“Quinoa and veggies.”

Vegan, of course, because I wasn’t enough of a hypocrite as it was. My stomach clenched and I realised I hadn’t eaten…for a while. Maybe not since yesterday?Read More »

March TBR

March TBR

Hi, guys! Okay, so it’s a little late this month, but I’m back with my March TBR. I hadn’t created it until today, though I’d had an idea of the books I wanted to get through, but I figured it was time to get it officially worked out and written down.

We’ll just take a quick look back at February’s list first, of course.Read More »

February TBR

February TBR

Hi, guys! Well, January is gone and February is here–and with only four weeks this month, it’s time to get some serious reading done. I took part in both a manga reading challenge and the 24in48 readathon last month, both of which saw me get through a lot of books, although not sooooooo many from my January TBR.

So without further ado, let’s take a look at that list!

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January TBR

January TBR

Hello, all! Long time, no see, huh? Not going to lie–I took a little break over Christmas/New Year which I hadn’t expected to, but I’m back now and ready to go with this blog and all the writing and everything else. I’m hoping to sort out a bunch of new things on here over the next month or so, so keep your eyes peeled!Read More »

After Z-Day – Part I – Chapter XI

Chapter Eleven

Location: Hackney, London
Date: 12 October 2016

I thought about it all the way home. I got off my bus a few stops early—a child was screaming its head off and I couldn’t think—and walked the rest of the way, still dwelling on the symbol and where I’d seen it before.

It had to be recently; it didn’t feel like something I’d seen years ago. But what? I came across so many different things—I was going to have to go back over everything I’d done the last few months and work out what this was all connected to.Read More »

After Z-Day – Part I – Chapter X

Chapter Ten

Location: Waltham Forest, London
Date: 12 October 2016

My phone kept ringing. I’d put it on silent but I didn’t dare turn it off altogether—just in case. So instead, I could feel it vibrating in my hand every time someone called.

Naomi had called, but had given up after the second time. I’d sent her a text; I didn’t want to worry her too much.Read More »