I thought I'd try and get the first chapter of my new story out before the start of festivities. It's quite a long story, running to 28 chapters and also slightly dark in nature.
I struggled with the story codes but I think the description summarises things perfectly. I was unsure about the 'tort' tag but my editor felt it appropriate so I left it as a warning that some scenes are a little disturbing. However, I still think torture is a bit of a strong word to cover what takes place.
The next chapter will be posted after the holiday and settle into a regular pattern of three chapters per week.
Finally, I'd just like to take the opportunity to wish all my readers a Merry Xmas and a happy and prosperous New Year.