theJonathanEpps - serialized fiction and other thoughts

Jonathan Epps
current issues/the state of my fiction
Created 22 Jun 2021
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  • Until Morning Comes - Chapter 7
    01 Oct 2021 • 45 min read
    Chapter Seven New Valley, New Hampshire—2012 It took a few days, but the peculiarity of an Englishman in the woods began to work upon Detective Valdivia’s mind. Who was that guy? she wondered. She tri...
  • Until Morning Comes - Chapter 6
    24 Sep 2021 • 11 min read
    Chapter Six New Valley, New Hampshire—2012 Detective Jessica Valdivia surfed the web, scrolling through local news sources from the past three weeks, looking for stories she might have missed. She sea...
  • Until Morning Comes - Chapter 5
    16 Sep 2021 • 7 min read • 1 0
    Chapter Five Twelve Years Prior—2000 Jeffrey Hoffman wasn’t exactly handsome. He was magnetic. There was a special something about him that women couldn’t resist and men wished to imitate. And he alwa...
  • Until Morning Comes - Chapters 3 & 4
    13 Sep 2021 • 10 min read • 1 0
    Chapter Three River Run, Florida—Two years before Ava Rose Anderson had thrown the last basket of clothes into the washer. She hated doing the laundry, but Caleb had refused that particular chore on t...
  • Until Morning Comes - Chapters 1 & 2
    09 Sep 2021 • 8 min read • 2 2
    Chapter One New England: Summer—2012 In the wooded hills of New Hampshire, in the early morning of a day like any other, days that had lost their names, merging more truthfully dusk into dawn, a woman...
  • No Winter Lasts Forever - Chapters 28 & 29
    06 Sep 2021 • 11 min read • 1 0
    Chapter 28 The police had surrounded me within minutes of shooting Joey. I still had Penny’s body draped over my legs with my hands up in the air. Guns were drawn on me from every possible angle. All ...
  • No Winter Lasts Forever - Chapter 27
    05 Sep 2021 • 13 min read • 1 0
    Chapter 27 When I got to the southeast entrance, I drove very cautiously into a spot in the small lot. My heart practically burst through my chest, but I wasn’t exactly nervous or scared. I was excite...
  • No Winter Lasts Forever - Chapters 24 - 26
    04 Sep 2021 • 11 min read • 1 0
    Chapter 24 June 18th In the middle of the night, in the early morning hours, I went online. I picked up my phone and tried Fonzie’s Snapchat again, just to see, and to my great shock, it had been open...
  • No Winter Lasts Forever - Chapters 22 & 23
    01 Sep 2021 • 12 min read
    Chapter 22 It was the middle of June, the fifteenth, and no sign of Joey. Part of me wondered if he would realize how good he’d had it here with us and come back, apologetic, only some of the money sp...
  • Radio, What’s New?!
    30 Aug 2021 • < 1 min read • 1 0
    On my way to work this morning, the single version—which is the best one—of Madonna’s “Vogue” came on the radio. I hadn’t heard it in years. I blasted the volume, tapped my hands, and sang along. It’s...
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