Chapter 8

Riley opened her eyes to find herself in her living room, Suzy also waking up. Bruce, Patty and Cat were already awake and sitting on the couch, all of them looking shaken by what had just happened. Standing over all of them in the center of the room, her fiery gaze burrowing in Riley, stoodContinue reading “Chapter 8”

Chapter 7

They landed on the far side of the course. Riley had not had a chance to race this side of the track, but when she had planned it, she had a lot of fun creating the dark eerie elements that she thought some of her friends would enjoy. Now, the dark, dead trees that’s limbsContinue reading “Chapter 7”

Chapter 5

Riley’s new armor felt right to her, and even more, she felt that it looked cool. It was made from layered dark brown leather and covered ever part of her. From the steel toed boots that looks like large black combat boots to the thick, sturdy leather of her pants. Her upper body was madeContinue reading “Chapter 5”

Chapter 3

Riley went downstairs to find them all in a circle where the coffee table would normally be. Their sleeping bags placed so they were all lying comfortably. Someone had stretched out a couple of her family’s blankets in the middle of the circle, ready for her to join them. Next to Cat was her cellContinue reading “Chapter 3”


The room was dark and cold, silent except for the distant sound of water dripping to a puddle. He was alone, the room was empty as he sat on the cool chilled cement floor. Ice felt like It was flooding through him and he shivered from the constant cold around him. He could see hisContinue reading “Prologue”

Chapter 39

The three of them suddenly found themselves in what felt like a sci-fi video game. They were back in what looked like that first dream Riley had ever entered. The black floor was flat, a grid pattern stretched as far as the eye could see, the lines pulsing red. Other than the pink sky, thereContinue reading “Chapter 39”

Chapter 38

“Okay. How do we fix this?” Saber asked, pulling back from Riley and quickly wiping away the tears streaming down her cheeks. “I don’t know. How did this happen?” Riley asked. She pulled back, but her hand stayed on the large snout. She kept her eyes locked on his. “How did you know?” the dragonContinue reading “Chapter 38”

Chapter 34

Riley sensed herself moving. She just wasn’t sure how or where she was. The world around her felt foggy, and there was a stabbing pain at the base of her neck. “I got you,” a familiar voice said. “Wha…,” Riley started to say, but her mouth felt full of cotton and she doubted she couldContinue reading “Chapter 34”

Chapter 26

“This isn’t a video game,” Saber said once she caught up to Riley. They were in another corridor, but unlike the one leading to the dungeon, this one was well lit and short, leading them to a spiral staircase. Riley stood there, looking up, trying to gauge how far the stairs went. “I know. YouContinue reading “Chapter 26”

Chapter 17

Riley couldn’t believe she had been right about the entrance being in the closet. Especially since the little she had seen of it looked so old and dingy that there was no way people went through there on a regular basis. “Is there another entrance?” Riley asked as she looked around the little room. “I’mContinue reading “Chapter 17”