Friday, June 29, 2018

FAÇADE Chapter 12

I am clearly broken and no one knows what to do
Itching is the pulse inside creeping out to come alive
Times are looking grim these days
Tortured by my memories of what I left behind
~Korn, Get Up

The exact moment I realized the end of this case would break me.

Wednesday, June 27, 2018

1,500 Acres Chapter 7

As we ate the reheated dinner Rose left for us, Edward told me that he and Emmett had accomplished everything on my list and then some. I told him that my surrounding neighbors were coming over in August to help harvest the wheat. It was the first time in years, and it would save me bruises and cuts, sore muscles, and even crop losses. Around here, the community helped each other out without having to be asked. It was a small community and one I loved. I hadn't felt very much like I was a part of it since I was a teenager, which was a pity, but things were changing. They’d accepted me back into their circle without question.

Monday, June 25, 2018

FAÇADE Chapter 11

Blind, oh, but now I see
Truth, lies, and in between
Wrong can’t be undone, oh no
Well it slipped from the tip of your tongue
Cold on ice, a dead man’s touch
Whisper on a scream, never change a thing

~Five Finger Death Punch, Blue on Black

When I finally stumbled upon the truth.

Friday, June 22, 2018

FAÇADE Chapter 10

Happiness is found in the darkest ways
As I search around I know nothing but mistakes
Black is the soul that's led astray
And when you scream you push me so much further
As it all falls down do I walk away
Or do I stand my ground and accept my fate

~Korn, Black is the Soul

When I realized I’d gone too far to turn back around.

Wednesday, June 20, 2018

1,500 Acres Chapter 6

The second the McCartys left, I felt nervous. Butterflies waged a war in my gut as I stood looking out the back door. I’d heard the front door open and close, and footsteps going up the stairs. The pipes groaned inside the walls as he turned on the shower, and my mind wandered back to thoughts of what he would look like naked. To distract myself, I watched Rusty shuffle off across the yard and smiled at the simplicity of his life.

Monday, June 18, 2018

FAÇADE Chapter 9

You don't know just how far I'd be willing to go
You put the cracks into my moral code
Any who cross our paths are just collateral damage
You gon' make me a believer, even if that shit ain't true
You will make me commit murder; baby, I'd kill for you

~Skylar Grey, Kill For You

When I realized I would kill for Bella Swan.

Friday, June 15, 2018

FAÇADE Chapter 8

I'll keep you close and keep my secret safe
There's a darkness down inside me that I know we'll both enjoy
I have left this bloody nightmare in my wake
And I won this deviation by design
When I'm dying for you I've never felt so alive

~Stone Sour, Song 3

When Bella proved she would keep me on my toes.

Wednesday, June 13, 2018

1,500 Acres Chapter 5

I needed to put space between me and Edward in a way that was clear cut. I avoided him for the next few days, knowing he would tend to his chores while I tended to mine. I took my meals into my bedroom with me, feeling like a coward but unable to figure out a better way to send the message that we were never going to be more than a farmer and a hand. Rusty seemed to be more loyal to Edward, because he started to follow him around the property instead of me. I couldn't honestly blame him. I was miserable to be around.

Monday, June 11, 2018

FAÇADE Chapter 7

She comes along, she gets inside
She's better than anything you've tried
The rules have changed, the lines begin to blur
She makes you hard, she comes on strong
Wave goodbye to what you were

~Nine Inch Nails, With Teeth

How I came to realize I’m not invincible.

Friday, June 8, 2018

FAÇADE Chapter 6

I got secrets, that nobody, nobody knows
I don't want what I can get, I want someone with secrets
You got me hooked up on the feeling
You got me hanging from the ceiling
Got me up so high I'm barely breathing

~Kehlani, Gangsta

When I realized it’s a terrible idea to mix secrets and sex.

Wednesday, June 6, 2018

1,500 Acres Chapter 4

My agitation at having the strange man in my house only seemed to grow as time went on. Rather than grow accustomed to his presence, he set me on edge. He was polite, helped out without being asked, and was up at the same time as me after the first week. He was perfect, and that was the crux of the problem.

Monday, June 4, 2018

FAÇADE Chapter 5

You got a cold, cold heart
Do you feel at all?
You built a house of cards
But it's gonna fall
You think I don't see who you really are
I've got news coming
I've seen it all from the start

~Ruelle, Secrets And Lies

How I came to realize I was royally fucked.

Friday, June 1, 2018

FAÇADE Chapter 4

I didn't know you'd be insane, but it's true
All I am to you is a
stain on your blade, blood on your knife
Love ain't no fairytale, love is a buried nail
If she's in the house of pain, then love is standin' outside
But maybe I'm the twisted one that screwed this up

~Skylar Grey & Eminem, Twisted

When I realized I didn't really know Bella at all.