Topanga Seed (Ch. 54)

“Here,” Levi said to Javad, “Can you get the money out of my wallet?” By way of quick explanation, he added, “I hurt my hand.” The truth Levi wasn’t telling was that the mysterious tremors in his right hand had become significantly more noticeable and now an on-again/off-again lack of dexterity had appeared. When trying…

Topanga Seed (Ch. 47)

He could have chosen to go to the movies, or for an afternoon hike of Griffth Park. He could have driven out to Santa Monica and spent the day at the beach. But the loneliness of living on top of Hollywood, in Damien’s house but without Damien, drove him instead to plan on spending one…

Topanga Seed (Ch. 43)

After the couple Levi had adorned with the moniker, Botchedface and Bitchface had left, after Levi and Damien sat in the resulting silence, Damien’s temper slowly rolled back. His grip on Levi’s hand slowly loosened until he realized what he had done. He made a small sound of apology and began rubbing life back into…

Topanga Seed (Ch. 42)

Levi didn’t quite know what to say. Not having dated a movie star before, this being accused of trying to recruit said movie star into a cult was a whole new thing for him. Thankfully, allowing him a moment to compose himself, his accusers, Botoxface and Bitchface, were interrupted. “Excuse me—I’m sorry to bother you…

Topanga Seed (Ch. 41)

“How much for a blow job?” Damien asked the blond man at the corner of Hollywood and Orange. “Fifty cents,” Levi told him, getting into his SUV. “But my thoughts and dignity are still available for a penny in aisle two.” “Come ‘ere, you funny guy.” As they kissed hello, Damien pulling Levi’s face to…

Topanga Seed (Ch. 35)

“Close your eyes. Let your arms hang loose. Do not fold your arms; you should not cross your limbs as this will block the Flame. Uncross your legs. Place your feet flat on the floor. Feel them dig into the floor. Make them like bolts, locking you to the earth. Now. . .slowly. . .take…