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SPLINTER Episode 5: The Living and the Dead

Episode 5: The Living and the Dead Al I rode hard up to the house, not daring to look back. Farmhands scattered around the yard, and the dogs were barking like they’d treed a coon. At least I hoped it

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SPLINTER Episode 6: Airship Down

Episode 6: Airship Down Al A cold droplet plopped on my cheek. I blinked eyelids of lead and then quickly squeezed them shut as they adjusted to the oppressive sunlight. The tresses of the porch blurred in and out of

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SPLINTER Episode 7: The Crash Site

Episode 7: The Crash Site Pike Our horses opened into a gallop as they charged through the meadow and into the treeline. Al sailed ahead of the rest of us, as usual, seemingly without a care in the world, but

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SPLINTER Episode 8: From the Wreckage

Episode 8: From the Wreckage Al My ears rang like someone had used my head to smash in the keys of an out-of-tune piano. Debris rained around me, and the dust was as thick as fog. I stretched to rub

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SPLINTER Episode 9: Whispers in the Wind

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Episode 9: Whispers in the Wind Pike “What in Heaven’s name happened to you?” Mae gawked from the doorway as we climbed the porch steps. She glanced at Lloyd, who was sneaking around the corner of the house, leading the

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SPLINTER Episode 11: The Sleepless Giant

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Episode 11: The Sleepless Giant Al My legs were restless, and I couldn’t stop fidgeting. Everyone else had gone to sleep hours ago, but something kept me awake. I beat my pillow with my fist and pulled the covers around

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SPLINTER Episode 12: Promises

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Episode 12: Promises Pike “Where is he? I can’t believe he’d just go off like that.” I burst through the front door, letting it slam behind me. “Of all the inconsiderate, irresponsible—” “Who ya mad at, Pike?” Maddie combed a

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SPLINTER Episode 13: Stranger in the Woods

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Episode 13: Stranger in the Woods Al After gathering as many invitations as we could salvage and picking dresses for the ladies, we loaded Lloyd’s cart and started for home. Adrenaline still coursed through my veins as my mind replayed

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SPLINTER Episode 14: The Lost Doll

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Episode 14: The Lost Doll Pike As we approached the welcoming glow of the main house, commotion spilled into the front yard. The farmhands carried guns and the hunting dogs had been released. The men surveyed the grounds, their lanterns

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SPLINTER Episode 15: Baku, Devourer of Nightmares

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Episode 15: Baku, Devourer of Nightmares   Al Golden light beamed through the dormer window, dancing with the curtains in the breeze and warming the white bed linens. I stood in the doorway, watching Mae attend to Baku. She buzzed

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