The Barrier: Case Four- Chapter Six

“What did Timm have to say?” Gabrielle asked when Riley joined the group again. “Nothing all that different from what we already established. I shouldn’t be alone, and my best bet is the shade being defeated. He did say he wanted everything Emily was researching, both on the shade and the case itself. When I said the shade would not give up much, he insisted … Continue reading The Barrier: Case Four- Chapter Six

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 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 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

The Barrier: Case Three- Chapter Two

Riley began going over the case notes with Emily. They had done a little pre-research, especially as this case was much closer than the last two had been. But this was also part of why the case was so confusing. The location was a B&B in a small town with no other experiences as far as they could tell. The B&B seemed to be the … Continue reading The Barrier: Case Three- Chapter Two

The Barrier: Case Two- Chapter Sixteen

The team stayed in town for several weeks after Riley first met Timm. Timm wanted to ensure he got a decent amount of training done with her before they moved on so she wouldn’t be at risk of overdoing it as she had in New Mexico. Ethan would take the rest of the team on a few short cases in the area, ones that weren’t … Continue reading The Barrier: Case Two- Chapter Sixteen

The Barrier: Case Two- Chapter Fifteen

Slowly the team filtered out of the office. Gabrielle apologized that she would not be able to help with the apartment but wished Riley well and expressed happiness she joined. Riley wasn’t offended, in fact, she was a little surprised that Josh and Mike seemed so excited. They left with Emily while Ethan finished up a few more things at the office then took Riley … Continue reading The Barrier: Case Two- Chapter Fifteen