Rhys B. Crabtree
Originally from the Mississippi Gulf Coast (USA), I now live in the Lowcountry of South Carolina (USA) with my three cats.My larger work can be found at www.thesevenworlds.net and amazon.com/author/rhysbcrabtree
Loving the Loveless Pt. 7
August 27, 2018 at 4:00pm MUSC, Charleston, SC Detective Derek Kyle He stood outside Brianna's private hospital room watching Dr. Sebastian Kane talk with her. For all that the doctor had blown into the trauma ward with all the force of a hurricane in human form, Brianna hadn't seemed afraid of him which was odd because everyone else on the floor seemed to avoid making so much as accidental eye contact with him. Everyone from police officers to civilians visiting loved ones gave Dr. Kane a wide berth that wasn't entirely born of fear or the look of murder he'd had when he'd arrived before he'd seen Brianna was alive with his own eyes.
Loving the Loveless Pt. 6
August 27, 2018 at 3:00 pm MUSC, Charleston, SC Sebastian Kane "Dr. Kane?" He looked up from the case folder spread out on his desk at Dr. Ilyza Ukinov with a frown. She was normally down in the E.R. as a rape trauma doctor, so for her to be up here there must be another case. But by the way she stared at him with sympathy and the understanding a doctor only had when they were about to break horrible news about a loved one his stomach dropped to a ping pong between his knees. And he knew by the way her expression softened that it wasn't a case. It was something worse.
Loving the Loveless Pt. 5
August 27, 2018 at 1:30 PM Northwoods Mall, North Charleston, SC Detective Derek Kyle He pushed wearily up from his chair to toss his empty food container in the trash before plopping back down at the table with a dejected sigh. O'Shaunnesy just rolled his eyes.
Loving the Loveless Pt. 4
July 16, 2018 at 3:30pm MUSC Front Lobby, Charleston, SC Sebastian Kane He wanted to run through the halls but he had a reputation to uphold, both professional and personal, so even though he was beyond late, he kept his pace at his normal long-strided clip.
Loving the Loveless Pt. 3
July 16, 2018 at 9:05AM MUSC, Downtown Charleston, SC Brianna Steele She hated the heat with a passion she didn't have words for. Why mom ever thought moving from Illinois to fucking South Carolina was a good idea was absolutely beyond her.
Loving the Loveless Pt. 2
July 16, 2018 at 7:10am The North Bureau, North Charleston, SC Detective Derek Kyle "Yo, DK!" Derek sighed heavily, thankful that the bullpen was louder than usual following the morning shift change so that his sergeant wouldn't be able to hear the sound. The Cajun male wasn't known for taking sass before noon. At least not without an unhealthy amount of coffee.
Loving the Loveless
May 13, 2013 at 12:00pm Downtown, Charleston, SC Sebastian Kane It was raining again but that didn't really matter much to him. He didn't need the weather clear and pristine to do his work, in fact he preferred when it wasn't nice out. Less people were looking where they shouldn't when they had to avoid splashing puddles and pouring rain and speeding cars.
Dirty Little Secret
It was hilarious in a pathetic sort of way how utterly unaware humans were. How they could sit within arm's reach of a predator, of a monster, and be none the wiser to the danger that sat sizing them up for whether they'd make a tasty meal or not. And it was even more pathetic when the humans that were the predators of their fellows were unaware of the apex predator that stared them down.
Beautiful Nightmare Part 4
I really should have known better. But she had been so complacent, finally behaving after nearly 24 hours of torture, so I had let her down from the ceiling hook without bothering to knock her out first, intending to position her for my employer's imminent arrival. No sooner had her feet touched the floor did the bitch sock me right in the throat before bolting out of the bedroom.
Beautiful Nightmare Part 3
"Please... I'm sorry." I pause and look up from where I'm cleaning the blood off the 'tail in the attached bathroom. Mariah is a sight to behold, dripping blood from multiple open welts that dot the once pristine landscape of her body. She looks good like that, all open and sore and filled with agony.