College professor Geoff Johnson's 1890's Queen Anne style house is so big he has to hire someone to help maintain it. Usually, every four years that person has always been a freshman at Warnton College where Geoff works. The house is always full of students many of whom Geoff has had affairs with. This year all of that comes to a crashing end when his life takes a dramatic turn.
Ben and Randy are two guys who just got approved as foster parents. When the house across from them catches fire they are soon saddled with a pair of brothers and a horrible truth about their neighbors they didnt know comes to light.
Once Andrew started high school, he found himself suddenly surrounded by cute boys that he never even knew existed. One of them, Christopher Margo, has become his obsession. But, even though he's too shy to talk to Chris in real life, Andrew lets his fantasies go wild when he sits down at his laptop and writes fanfics about himself and the boy of his dreams.
Just as Annesville is starting to get itself back together a new darkness sweeps through its street. Angel is getting used to his new job as sheriff. Sarah and Mara are getting used to their new role as parents. Lane must deal with the growing threat of the Nobodies and face them on their ground. The question is whether or not he will survive it.
Devon McGee meets Colin Wentworth and begins working with him. Colin is a puzzle. Devon is trusted immediately and given a task to restore Colin's Ancestral home. Then puzzles begin to cause Devon to wonder about his employer. Colin has a past and Devon is and was not prepared for what he finds out.
A new teacher, Mister Darin Stanford, is assigned a special project by the headmistress of a private school. His project is Christopher Bird, a rich child who has had his life dictated by his father. The teacher and student need to find some way to trust each other and make this situation work. Neither is prepared for what they will encounter.
This story is written for the Jagged Edges / Unintended Consequences 2017 Anthology