Epstein Family Recap Part 1 [Chapter 104, Epstein]

The Epstein family consisted of father Kurt, mother Laurel, teenage son Quincy, and child daughter Robyn. They moved into one of the largest homes in Oasis Springs one evening. They felt like new money because they were new money. Originally crammed into a tiny apartment in Bridgeport, the inheritance Laurel received from a distant great-uncle … Continue reading Epstein Family Recap Part 1 [Chapter 104, Epstein]

Pen Pal Letter D6: Friends

Dear Sienna, I love how you phrased that: season of prosperity. It has a certain ring to it. You're right that my life has not been the most prosperous up to this point. But I honestly feel like I have just about everything I want. I feel like I was waiting forever (a word that … Continue reading Pen Pal Letter D6: Friends

These Wreaths Tho… [Round 8, Chapter 61, Epstein]

The day before the party, the Epstein house was silent. Laurel's agenda for the day was to make and distribute the garlic wreaths to her family and club friends. She had taken care of all the party arrangements so her schedule was clear. Never had she been more grateful to have a butler. The house … Continue reading These Wreaths Tho… [Round 8, Chapter 61, Epstein]

Pen Pal Letter D4: So My Brain Isn’t Working, But That’s Okay

You can read Sienna's most recent letter to Daniella here. Dear Sienna, Sorry for the delay in responding. I've been so busy! Quincy and I moved in together, but not into his parents' house. We spend a ton of time there though. It's been nice to get to the know the family even more, especially … Continue reading Pen Pal Letter D4: So My Brain Isn’t Working, But That’s Okay

Fight For Your Man [Round 8, Chapter 50, Butler]

After they left Hugo's house, Gavin had a lot to say. He declared Hugo a snake and a rolling stone. He felt bad for Carmen that she'd been duped, but she felt that maybe that wasn't the whole story. He encouraged her to not be blinded by love and see things for what they were. Carmen … Continue reading Fight For Your Man [Round 8, Chapter 50, Butler]

Unannounced Visit [Round 8, Chapter 49, Butler]

"Did you call first to say we were coming?" asked Gavin. "Of course not," said Carmen. "Oh, by the way, you see that house over by Hogan's Burger Bar? That's the house Quincy and Daniella moved into. I told you Hugo was their close neighbor. Laurel is looking for them another house. She said something … Continue reading Unannounced Visit [Round 8, Chapter 49, Butler]

Pen Pal Letter D3: Is It Weird That I’m Intrigued, Not Scared?

You can view Sienna's last letter to Daniella here. Dear Sienna, As I read the first part of your letter, I was so worried that I'd activated some trigger of a previous trauma, I was already forming the words in my head for an apology. I thought perhaps you were a vampire attack survivor, and … Continue reading Pen Pal Letter D3: Is It Weird That I’m Intrigued, Not Scared?

Wrapping Things Up In Forgotten Hollow [Round 7, Chapter 36, Epstein]

"Think of it this way, "said Laurel," you now belong to a very exclusive club." "This 'culture' club?? The mommies club?!" "No! The club of women who seem to get pregnant every plum time they Woohoo!" Laurel and Carmen cracked up laughing. Gavin finally joined them around the fire, chuckling a bit. "I'm glad I've never … Continue reading Wrapping Things Up In Forgotten Hollow [Round 7, Chapter 36, Epstein]

Hanging Out In Forgotten Hollow [Round 7, Chapter 35, Epstein]

Sitting around the campfire, Laurel really wasn't sure where to start. The club was there at her behest, and she didn't want to waste their time. But now that they were here, it didn't seem so simple. Laurel's vampire book said Forgotten Hollow was the only place to harvest garlic these days. Laurel setup a club … Continue reading Hanging Out In Forgotten Hollow [Round 7, Chapter 35, Epstein]