The Beast of Bell Island part 27

“What’s the matter?” Jack asked, brushing her shoulder with the pad of his big thumb as soon as the others were out of sight. “I think I’m wondering why I’m still here,” she said, folding her arms and looking away. There was a crack in the wall; she looked at that. “If you want to […]

The Beast of Bell Island part 27

The Beast of Bell Island part 26

“Oh goody,” Brooke said flatly as she stared at the news footage playing on the great room’s enormous screen. “We’re on TV.” Before them was a live feed from one of the helicopters as it slowly loitered about the airspace above the island. They had the entire house in the camera’s sights, as well as […]

The Beast of Bell Island part 26

The Beast of Bell Island part 23

Brooke was almost done cleaning the room when she was notified of her father calling the house. The Amos unit had started helping by taking the old clothes, which were well on their way to becoming little carpets of moss and fungi, and putting them into garbage bags, when it paused and looked her way. […]

The Beast of Bell Island part 23

The Beast of Bell Island part 22

“…my god,” Jack’s lawyer said as she approached the house. He and Brooke were waiting anxiously at the front entrance; he was pacing and rubbing at his scratchy chin. “Jack?” “It’s, ah… good to see you, Michelle,” the giant Russian said with a smile that looked a little more like a wince. The woman, dressed […]

The Beast of Bell Island part 22

The Beast of Bell Island part 21

Jack had found a bottle of something and was guzzling it down like water. “My lawyer should be here in a couple of hours,” he said, running a nervous hand through his chin-length hair. “She dropped everything to see me.” “She’s a good lawyer, yeah?” “Very good. She’s helped me with everything from libel to […]

The Beast of Bell Island part 21

The Beast of Bell Island part 19

Amos said nothing as the gate unlocked and the two stepped through. Brooke was prepared to lead the way, but Patel walked right on past her as if he owned the place. Maybe, when all was said and done, he was hoping to. In fact, he completely ignored her as they made their way up to the […]

The Beast of Bell Island part 19

The Beast of Bell Island part 18

Brooke went upstairs to take a shower, feeling like several of Jack’s million bucks. She hummed a song and stepped out, fresh, clean, and ready to tackle the day. Well, maybe not tackle the day; there wasn’t much to tackle until – “Good morning, Miss Foster,” Amos said. “Apologies for interrupting, but your father is […]

The Beast of Bell Island part 18