The Barrier: Case Four- Chapter Five

When Riley woke and saw that she was safe, the feeling of sadness, her own as well as Grace’s and the others, overwhelmed her. Riley could feel her body being wracked with sobs and desperately wanted to get it under control. She felt a blanket settle over her and closed her eyes to try to count her breathing. She wasn’t even fully in control of … Continue reading The Barrier: Case Four- Chapter Five

The Barrier: Case Four- Chapter Four

When Riley woke up, she was not surprised to see that Ethan had already left. She noticed that Josh was lying in the other bed looking as though he were half asleep. “Josh,” she said softly, “did you just come in?” “I did, but Mike is on his way with Gabrielle to escort you to the base.” “Thanks,” she said moving closer to the door. … Continue reading The Barrier: Case Four- Chapter Four

The Barrier: Case Four- Chapter Three

Miller watched Riley walk outside, and then got up and began to pace. This place was unsettling to her, and she feared whatever the ‘it’ that they sensed might be. If it had been human at one time, something happened after it became a spirit, and it shifted. She was grateful that both Josh and Gabrielle were there, but worried their powers would not be … Continue reading The Barrier: Case Four- Chapter Three

The Barrier: Case Four- Chapter Two

Riley could feel herself coming to but wanted to fight it. The spirits were still connecting and reconnecting. She groaned and desperately tried to push against them, but she couldn’t. She was stuck as she felt them try over and over. It was as though she could feel each one of them, digging their way until they were under her skin. Her mind was racing, … Continue reading The Barrier: Case Four- Chapter Two

The Barrier: Case Four- Chapter One

Everyone was in a hurry to leave the Bed and Breakfast. The case had been a strange one, and made the group feel slightly off-kilter. Normally when they ended debunking a case, it didn’t end with a haunting attached to it. Riley was concerned for Dorothy and Tracy, but was hopeful that the training would help them. Ethan wanted to distance himself from Tracy. He … Continue reading The Barrier: Case Four- Chapter One

The Barrier: Case Three- Chapter Seven

“There are a lot of explanations for the spike in activity last night. I think, for now, we should not focus on that event itself and instead see if we can figure out what exactly Tracy and Ted are doing. The whys can come later,” Ethan said. “Of course,” Riley agreed. “I guess it’s just that I hope they aren’t trying to hurt Dorothy.” She … Continue reading The Barrier: Case Three- Chapter Seven

The Barrier: Case Three- Chapter Six

The next morning after having a chance to shower and get ready, Riley felt refreshed and had an idea. The talk of social media posts for Tracy had inspired her. “I have an idea,” Riley said as she walked into the base. “I think it might give us some information on Tracy.” “Oh?” Gabrielle replied. “According to Emily’s digging, she has been friends with a … Continue reading The Barrier: Case Three- Chapter Six

The Barrier: Case Three- Chapter Five

Riley woke up without the aid of her alarm and groaned when she looked at her clock. It was only 2 am. She knew she should get some more sleep and knew Ethan would want her to, but there was nothing for it. Her body had woken her up because it was done, and so was she. She stretched before quickly dressing and brushing her … Continue reading The Barrier: Case Three- Chapter Five

The Barrier: Case Three- Chapter Four

When Riley walked into the base, she slumped down in front of the monitors, the earlier conversation also weighing on her. Gabrielle walked over and squeezed her shoulder softly. “Ethan told me about earlier, and I know it has been a bit of a cycle, but he does want to do better. He is also truly feeling unwell, Riley, admitting that is rare for him, … Continue reading The Barrier: Case Three- Chapter Four

The Barrier: Case Three- Chapter Three

The rest of the afternoon was as expected for the first day of a case, boring. Emily and Riley continued to dig into the history of the house and the town, but it only confirmed what their earlier research had, there was no apparent reason for the haunting. Emily was also doing more research into Dorothy’s granddaughter, Tracy. “She seems to be a believer,” Emily … Continue reading The Barrier: Case Three- Chapter Three