Sarah Butland

Vertiginous

Vertiginous

Start at the beginning Max was doing his best. With life, with his marriage and his family and now, getting out of this godforsaken trap but he was losing the battle. He knew no one respected him for leaving but he left because he loved Judy and the kids, the kids just didn’t get that. […]

Unconscious

Unconscious

Start at the beginning Cole hit the tree, and then the ground, hard at the same time the family inside fell through the cracks, hitting their heads hard, too. Flo was now their only hope as they were all fighting for consciousness. Flower, finally feeling like she had friends, was determined to keep them well […]

Trust

Trust

Start at the beginning If Helen knew Cole had trust issues she would have protested more. It was her father who suggested securing the door behind them, her mother who doubted his methods and her brother who was just in a hurry to get out of that awful abandoned house. Helen was even more smitten […]

Sacrifice

Sacrifice

Start at the beginning Judy jumped first, landing in a soft pile of sod and Max came tumbling after, landing hard on the ground. They both stood slowly, looking back up to the roof they jumped from and remember their younger days of risky behavior. Neither could believe the paradise they entered and both were […]

Racing Around The Radius

Racing Around The Radius

Start at the beginning Cole picked up his pace but was physically and mentally exhausted from nights misadventures. With Lucas sound asleep on his back it was impossible to go at a steady pace, too. The only thing keeping him moving was knowing Flo seemed to be picking up her pace behind him. And then […]

Paradise

Paradise

Start at the beginning Under any other circumstances this view would have been paradise. A young boy playing with a grandmother in a garden filled with blossoms and vegetables in light so golden it was impossible. Apple trees giving shade to plants and the playful couple who needed a break from the sun. The world […]

Occupied

Occupied

Start at the beginning Everyone was occupied yet no one was really doing anything of value. As Helen’s parents made it up the stairs they remained quiet, hoping to hear the sound again but all was silent. Helen was simply wandering in circles not finding any clues as to where her brother went with Flo, […]

Night Has Fallen

Night Has Fallen

Start at the beginning Helen felt the outside temperature dropping, the house offering little to stop the wind, but her own temperature was beginning to soar. So mad that Lucas wouldn’t even have the sense to stay put when he knew of her efforts and expected return, angry that the lady was so convincing. Staying […]

Missing Again

Start at the beginning Helen was dumbfounded at seeing the empty room knowing they couldn’t have walked past her. Searching for another way out was useless too, the only other exit was up and there was no way they could do that. Wandering around as she waited for Cole to return, Helen tried to make […]