All posts by Laurrel Allison

Laurrel is a content creator and editor for various online publications. She is known to enjoy taking a cuppa, playing video games, as well as watching You’re the Worst. Read more of Laurrel’s thoughts by following her on Tumblr at

Virago: Part the Third — Neighbours

Previous chapters:

Part the First — Fire & Rain

Part the Second — Finagle the Fangs

Kelsey sat at a small table sipping watered-down coffee. The creator of this cup was definitely no connoisseur.

“How do you like it?” The old lady smiled at her guest. It was obvious that it had been a long time since she got to play hostess. Kelsey showed her teeth in an attempt to return the friendly gesture. She was still quite unnerved from the aggressive greeting she had received in the yard moments before.

“My name is Kelsey, by the way,” Kelsey chewed on the inside of her mouth as she finally met the gaze of the woman seated across from her.

Continue reading Virago: Part the Third — Neighbours

Virago: Part the Second — Finagle the Fangs

Previous chapterPart the First — Fire & Rain

“Mama ain’t raise no fool,” Kelsey would tell Hannah. Which was true for the most part. Kelsey knew one must always be aware of one’s surroundings. She knew when to ignore people on the street. She knew which kind of people to be polite to, and whom she could flat-out reject. However, living in a town as small as Turtle Creek didn’t provide much need for Kelsey’s street smarts.

Kelsey slogged her way through the puddles in the dented sidewalks. She cursed Mother Nature’s sense of humor. It wasn’t that broad of a leap to see it raining on a cold November day, but it wasn’t every day that Kelsey had to walk home amidst a downpour. Nobody would even punish their dog by leaving it outside in this weather.

Continue reading Virago: Part the Second — Finagle the Fangs

TEA & REVIEW: Fantastic Beasts and Where to Find Them

 Do you ever have that feeling, when you want to like something so badly? And you’ve assured yourself that it isn’t even that awful, that it must be perfectly logical to like it. For me, I would love to enjoy lemon meringue pie. I’m not sure why I don’t like it. I love the meringue bit on top and the texture of the pie itself. I just don’t like all the ingredients together. Many people adore this dessert. I am not amongst them. I just didn’t expect Fantastic Beasts and Where to Find Them to be my lemon meringue pie.

Continue reading TEA & REVIEW: Fantastic Beasts and Where to Find Them

Virago: Part the First — Fire & Rain

The sun dipped down below the horizon before it was even five o’clock. Kelsey grimaced lightly as she looked up from her phone. She knew that Hannah, her sister, would have another fit if she walked home in the dark. Actually, it shouldn’t even be an “if”, it was going to be a “when”. Turtle Creek, Pennsylvania wasn’t even that dangerous. Kelsey struggled to remember the last time anyone had even shoplifted or burglarized anywhere in this town.

The door sounded, and Jeremy walked into the 7-Eleven. They didn’t say anything to each other, he was just here to take her shift. Kelsey briefly raised her eyebrows and proceeded to clock out. Another boring day gone down the drain. Convenience stores were definitely not a very steady source of amusement.


Continue reading Virago: Part the First — Fire & Rain