A novella by Christina Bergling

About The Waning

Beatrix wakes in a small metal cage with only a persistent dripping sound to keep her company. Lost in the darkness, she reels to remember how she ended up locked within these bars. She had been leaving work to celebrate her promotion, a promotion that was the culmination of her entire ruthless, driven career, a promotion that would cement her status with her marketing firm enough for her to take her relationship with her girlfriend out of the closet.

Beatrix had finally made it. And then she was here, disoriented and petrified in a black she could not define.

Yet the reality of her Master may be even more terrifying than the crushing darkness and enveloping isolation. He appears as an ominous shadow in the doorway of her cell, and he never speaks to her. Instead, he teaches her the language of pain and torture, of submission and obedience, of possession.

With each passing day, the fight and hope in Beatrix begins to shrivel and wane. With each savage beating, her survivalist instincts rise up to overwhelm the person she was. With each dehumanizing condition, she begins to forget who she was and the life from which she was ripped.

Can Beatrix ward off the psychological breakdown of her Master? Can she resist the temptation to survive and thrive through submission? Either Beatrix will succeed at surviving and escaping the torments of her Master or her Master will succeed at breaking her completely and reforming her into his design for a human possession.


2 responses

  1. Shannon

    Once again, Christina Bergling, has plucked me from my chaotic life, and placed me in this fantastic novella, a place where my mind is a slave to her work. I could not put it down! The Waning is a true masterpiece. It is a psychological thriller that takes hold of you from the moment you start reading. The vivid details make it easy to connect with Beatrix, while you experience a taste of hell with her. Loved it!!

    Liked by 2 people

    June 1, 2015 at 5:12 am

  2. Carol

    A great escape into the dark world Beatrix. I was not able to put it down. Read it in one day. A cross between The Silence of the Lambs and 50 Shades of Grey. Love it.

    Liked by 1 person

    July 6, 2015 at 4:16 am

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