Sarah Butland

Z's....The Final

Z’s….The Final

Start at the beginning Flo was alone again and had nothing to do but sleep. She retired to her childhood bedroom and slept like the dead, as lonely as a wolf. When she woke it was much, much later, weeks later and the sun was shining. Judy was busy at home painting and planning, deciding […]

Yearning

Start at the beginning Max was a planner. Doing something so big so impulsively was strange. Maybe it was the exhaustion and not being able to sleep while being monitored for a concussion, maybe it was the giddy feeling he had about moving back in with his family. But most likely, it was his encounter […]

X's

X’s

Start at the beginning Max and Judy were split. Their children knew it, they just didn’t understand why. When they saw them in the house together, Helen in their house and Lucas later in the supposedly abandoned house, they were confused. So were Judy and Max. Split because Judy wasn’t sure what she wanted. She […]

Walking With a Wizard

Walking With a Wizard

Start at the beginning Max felt he had no other choice. When Flo reached out to help him stand he was mesmerized and did as he was guided. The touch itself left him entranced and happier than he had been in a long time. When he blinked he couldn’t believe his eyes as the house […]

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 […]