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Jonathan Epps
current issues/the state of my fiction
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  • Until Morning Comes - Chapter 11
    12 Nov 2021 • 50 min read • 1 0
    Chapter Eleven A week had passed since Piper and Ava had gone for their walk when the message came through: I’m ready. Piper could only guess what Ava had been doing during that time, but she didn’t w...
  • Until Morning Comes - Chapter 10
    02 Nov 2021 • 11 min read • 1 0
    Chapter Ten The door to Piper’s apartment building had been painted a pleasant light blue. The landscaping around the entry was so well kept and pretty that it taunted Ava’s envy. This wasn’t a feelin...
  • Until Morning Comes - Chapter 9
    22 Oct 2021 • 18 min read • 1 0
    Chapter Nine Florida—Late 2011-2012 Ava’s mind was stormy, full of dark, weighty clouds ready to burst. Her body ached like she hadn’t slept in weeks. She would stare at everything and at nothing, her...
  • Until Morning Comes - Chapter 8
    08 Oct 2021 • 16 min read • 1 0
    Chapter Eight River Run, Florida—2002 By the time the treatment had come to an end, Ava, Piper, and Caleb had decided to live together. The three of them moved south to a Miami suburb where there was ...
  • Until Morning Comes - Chapter 7
    01 Oct 2021 • 45 min read • 1 0
    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 • 1 0
    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 ...
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