Tales from Midas
Now on its second volume.
The Tales from Midas series is a collection of various stories set in the fictional city of Midas. The various tales can be sampled individually, in what any order you may wish. Each volume is one complete novel, with it's own self contained story and genres that it may represent. Should you wish to check them out, simply go to the table of contents and read the designated Synopsis chapter for each volume. The tags for each tale are also in each synopsis, as the main tags will change depending on which tale is currently being written.
A tale of mystery and buried history: Heartstrings
Heather Littman was just an average elementary school teacher, well, as average as one can get under the demanding expectations of the average Midasean citizen. Having taught in the Nancaan Elementary School for over a year now, Heather counted her stars for each day that her life went by peacefully, sorely grateful at getting away from her former.. turbulent lifestyle during a dark time in her college years. Ahh yes.. a peaceful life surrounded by her precious students.. Surely this was the blessing that her life sorely needed..
Cue in, during the 25th Founding anniversary of the school she's teaching in, the meek and silent teacher suddenly being propositioned in broad daylight by one of the richest and most powerful men in the city. Heather felt her heart hammer in embarrassment as the dashingly handsome Dio Panagopolous asked her out on a date..
In front of her students no less!
Outwardly, the woman smiled shyly, unable to say anything presumably due to the fact that she's being asked out by one of the most desirable bachelors in the city. Inwardly however...
She knew in her heart that she was staring straight at the face of a bonafide psychopath.
In the year 2016 on the month of January, a mysterious string of murders plagued the Nancaan district of Midas. At least a dozen women in their 20s were claimed by the incident, all with their hearts physically removed from their chests. Fearing a resurgence of another prolific serial killer along with placating the fears for the start of another slaving ring incident, the authorities launched an investigation about the murders, dubbing it the 'Kardia' incident with the potential suspects being dubbed the same name. Unfortunately, the investigations ubruptly came to a halt due to budget cuts, the upcoming mayoral elections and other external issues.
The city of Midas was at the cusp of a major upheaval, even the smallest of actions can irrevocably change the future in unforeseeable ways. With an active element openly disrupting the city's ability to function, the changes can become more and more unpredictable. Heather knew all to well, just how volatile her city can be. With a certain incident still fresh in her mind, the stalwart teacher went on about her daily life, hoping by the gods that another incident won't affect her already miraculous second chance at living a normal life.
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