Spitfire Chapter 19

Second Degree ~ “Speak of the devil,” I said as we backed toward our exit.  Clutching the laptop to his chest, James said, “Can it.  They don’t know we’re here yet.” The doorknob shook.  Another voice, right on the other side of the door, said, “Unlock it.”  I made out the sound of keys fumbling, … More Spitfire Chapter 19

Spitfire Chapter 7

Wildfire ~ My trench coat was clinging to my middle—belted too tight, though I had no room to adjust it—and my boots were new and still stiff.  My helmet was too large, and my breath hissed through the mask.  I held a rifle in my hands for the first in a long time, some Heckler … More Spitfire Chapter 7

Spitfire Chapter 5

Overheating ~ I started carrying the gun around a lot more.  When I got out of the shower, I had it in the pocket of my robe.  When I slept, it was hidden under the covers.  On the second day afterward, someone knocked on my apartment door, someone with the wrong address.  I had the … More Spitfire Chapter 5

Spitfire Chapter 4

It Can’t Be Love ~ “You wanna tell me that again?” Dick said. I stared down at my boss, trying not to blink.  Instead of a desk, Dick was seated on the bed of his hotel room, but our casual setting did nothing to calm either of us.  “Let me rephrase that,” Dick said.  “Tell … More Spitfire Chapter 4

Spitfire Chapter 2

Love at First Sight ~ Earlier I hopped off the bus and trudged through the cold drizzle toward my apartment, gloved hands stuffed into my pockets.  And there he was again—the man on the bus had followed me, matching my steps like he was my shadow.  I sighted him in the side mirror of a … More Spitfire Chapter 2