Tag Archive: Tess

Crown’s Plank (Forty-Five) My Star – Dionaea

Tobi’s Fleck was, of course, red. She didn’t know what sadistic game Miss Antonina was playing by not coming into the rooms of the girls to wake them this morning or by letting… Continue reading

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Crown’s Plank (forty-two) The Fourth Nine

Janess. Janess was possibility. Janess was terror. Janess was legend. Janess was the one thing on Saturnine that offered any hope. When it seemed the world couldn’t get any darker, that there was no… Continue reading

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Crown’s Plank (forty-one) Dirt Mouth

Tobi stared at Tess’s limp body and wondered what she would do next. Surely, dawn couldn’t be too far away. Let Miss Antonia find her on the floor with Tess and there would… Continue reading

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Crown’s Plank (forty) Rip the Ground

As the last syllable left Tobi’s lips and imposed itself upon Tess, the energy in the room shifted. It was that abrupt, as violent as the raging winds of a tornado in Spring. Tobi… Continue reading

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Crown’s Plank (thirty-nine) In Remaking

Tobi continued to stroke Tess’s hair. It was obvious that whatever had happened to her while she had been unconscious had traumatized her. After months of actively pushing Tess away, Tobi now found… Continue reading

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Crown’s Plank (thirty-eight) Bliss in Darkness

As Tess explained what had happened to her after she had crashed into Tobi in the clearing, Tobi struggled to understand its meaning. She strained her imagination in an attempt to picture Tess’s… Continue reading

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Crown’s Plank (thirty-seven) No Amount of Love

“Tess, please don’t.  I’m already in enough trouble. If Miss Antonina catches us talking, I can’t even imagine what she’ll think up to punish us.” With that, she started toward the bathroom, hoping… Continue reading

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Crown’s Plank (Thirty-six) Sleeping Arrangements

Tobi was awakened by the beam of Miss Antonina’s flashlight sweeping the room. After a few seconds of disorientation, she realized that they were back in the house and that the Mistress was… Continue reading

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Crown’s Plank (thirty) Having Mercy

Tobi had never told Vawndila that it was Tobi herself who was responsible for the death of the child’s mother. Each time she looked at the girl, she wondered how long it would… Continue reading

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