The Rivals

The Rivals

Vi Keeland

            Sophia        “Wait!”  The agent pulled the nylon belt across from one pole to the other and clicked it into place, blocking passage to the gate. She looked up and frowned, finding me barreling toward…Read more

Chapter Five  They sailed all day without seeing another vessel. The sky overhead was clear blue, as if they had left all rain behind and all hope of rain. Damon called up quote after quote from Edgar Allan Poe: No…Read more

Chapter Five  Kelli wasn’t sure when the sun had started to set. By the time she came back to her own mind, the scent of pizza hung in the air and the lights had come on around the pool. Parker…Read more

Chapter Two  “A goal without a plan is just a wish.”  —Antoine de Saint-Exupéry  Landon trudged through wind, driving rain and ankle-deep mud that slowed him down. A spotlight attached to his helmet provided limited help in seeing through rain…Read more

Chapter Four  Zach stared back at her, an unreadable expression on his face. Gianna didn't know if he thought she was insane or on to something. She didn't know, either. "Now it's your turn to talk," she suggested. "Do you…Read more

3  Laurie clambered out of the cab into the heavy smog of late summer air and the nice-postcode-quiet of the street, aware that while her senses were muffled by inebriation, neighbors with families would be lying in their beds cursing…Read more

James  It’s 1:11 a.m.  I’m not going to look at the clock for five minutes.  I’m not going to look at the clock for five minutes.  I’m not going to—  13 a.m.  Goddammit.  We were supposed to meet here over…Read more