The Forbidden -The Presentation (Chapter 7)

"So you're saying your mother wasn’t worried? Not even after she heard you drank alcohol?”   “She trusts me.” I shrug. “And she knew it was an accident.”  Somehow, Marlein had found out about the study night at the pub. I knew it couldn’t have been Maxton’s doing.  “Huh.” Marlein crosses her arms. “You’re not just telling …

The Forbidden – Book of Origin (Chapter 6)

The history of the forbidden. It was supposed to be an old and ancient book. I was expecting a dark leather binding and wrinkled yellow pages. Mystical. Something foreboding yet tempting.  It’s like that at all.  “Not what you were expecting?” My mom smiles. “Really, Dear. If it was to look like something so typical …

The Forbidden – Gatekeeper’s Mark (Chapter 5)

Something is wrong with my mother.   When I heard the glass shatter, my eyes burst open. I rolled and stumbled to my feet, blinking away the burning in my eyes.   "Mom," I mumbled. The thoughts threw themselves together, and I remembered my encounter with Maxton. "Mom!"  I found her staring at the ceiling. Wide, glowing …