Crumpled Paper

Lot and Josef find more reasons to argue. Nine Shillings and Victorian Mistress are also available on Wattpad. London – 1843 ‘The terrifying… um… terror,’ the newspaper boy on the corner shouted. ‘Frightful… frights. The epidemic of death!’ I stopped beside him, he couldn’t have been more than ten but he was already as tall as me. ‘You’re … Continue reading Crumpled Paper

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Stirring Embers

WARNING: Features sexual references. Lot tells Bran what she really thinks. Nine Shillings and Victorian Mistress are also available on Wattpad. London – 1843 It was gloomy in Bran’s study. The fire had burned low and there was only one lit candle but he didn’t seem to have noticed, sitting at his desk and staring into the distance while … Continue reading Stirring Embers

Off To The Station

Lot and Josef set out to rescue Bran from the police station. Nine Shillings and Victorian Mistress are also available on Wattpad. London – 1843 The advantage of getting Josef to escort me to the police station, aside from him being able to stop me tearing the police to pieces for laying a hand on Bran, was that … Continue reading Off To The Station

Better Than You Know

WARNING: It's Lot, there's rudeness. Bran confesses a secret to Lot. Nine Shillings and Victorian Mistress are also available on Wattpad. London – 1843 Before I met Bran I’d been so busy surviving I hadn’t considered the notion of ‘simple pleasures’. As much as I enjoyed sex with Bran, when we had it, there was a different sort of … Continue reading Better Than You Know

Contracts

WARNING: Contains violence and some bad language. Lot sets about ticking a problem off her list. Nine Shillings and Victorian Mistress are also available on Wattpad. London – 1843 On my list of problems the easiest to solve was Father Brennan’s. I had to admit I was a little impressed, I’d been a notorious trouble maker and I’d never … Continue reading Contracts

Paying Bills

WARNING: Rude humour. Lot tries to get the bottom of what's bothering Bran. Nine Shillings and Victorian Mistress are also available on Wattpad. London - 1843 I lingered in the mouth of an alley while Bran went to hand over the letters and collected his payment. If I went inside I’d have to be Mrs O’Connor and wear a … Continue reading Paying Bills

Breaking and Entering

WARNING: Mild sex references In which Bran has his first paid case as a detective-for-hire. Nine Shillings and Victorian Mistress are also available on Wattpad. London – 1843 Bran only had one case on his list that paid money, which to me seemed to be the point of being a detective-for-hire. Most of the cases on his books promised … Continue reading Breaking and Entering

Impact Injuries

WARNING: Mild sex references. Lot still feels her impact injuries. Nine Shillings and Victorian Mistress are also available on Wattpad. London – 1843 The sun was rising in the sky making the curtains glow; I could feel it, a dim awareness of time passing. Mostly I could feel the six year old jumping on the bed. ‘Wake up, Mummy! … Continue reading Impact Injuries

Prison With a Difference

WARNING: Contains violence. The First Episode of Nine Shillings and Lot enters with a fall London – 1843 I hit the cobbled path face down with a crescendo of crunches. Vampires were designed to land on their feet, not their faces. ‘Well, that was embarrassing,’ I muttered. My shoulder cracked back into place and my ribs reset … Continue reading Prison With a Difference

The Dice Fall

WARNING: Contains violence. Bran finds his voice to tell us the end of the tale. For past episodes of Victorian Mistress see the Weekly Serial page or Wattpad: @JesseQuill London – 1842 (Bran) Three days. Three days Bran had been lying on the library floor staring at Charlotte. He couldn’t move. Richard had ordered him … Continue reading The Dice Fall