Tag Archives: Occult

The Veil and the Weird

Echo’s eyes opened slowly to find Jack and Ivan staring at him while he lay on the couch. He sat up startled. He discerned a subtle glow to their eyes. A glow that could have been easily missed if something in him had … Continue reading

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Escape (The Re-Write)

The photos along the wall rattled with each strike at the door. Echo glanced nervously at his phone. It was nearly two in the morning. He assumed it was the cops though he had been careful to enter the house … Continue reading

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Prologue – A ReWrite

Taking in the things I’ve learned recently, and the advice of an incredible writer, I re-wrote the prologue of my writing project. Feel free to let me know what you think! A bare bulb burned brightly overhead cutting a swath … Continue reading

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Piercing the Veil Pt. 3

Peeling faded floral wallpaper assaulted their eyes as Jack and Ivan pushed through the door with the “208” stamped brass placard. Ivan crinkled his nose against the sour smell of glue and piss hanging in the air. Two twin beds facing … Continue reading

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Home Sweet Home

Entering the home was like stepping into another world.  An archaic chandelier meant to hold candles hung several feet above his head. Stone archways stretched towards impossibly high ceilings leading down a short distance to the main living area of the … Continue reading

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Escape

Echo pulled out his phone and glanced at the time. It was almost three in the morning. He had told no one of his intent to drop by his old home. The doorbell rang again followed by a rapid tempo … Continue reading

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Red Sky Blues – Reminiscing

I’m reading Matthew Davis‘ Red Sky Blues for the sixth time. This story, a fast paced tale set in the desert town of Hanford, California – a haven for dreadfully wicked and impossible beings, reminds me of the strange fantastical weirdness of … Continue reading

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Hallowed Friday the 13th

My mother lived with certainty that our family suffered under a potent generational curse. In her youth she experienced what she believed to intensive paranormal activity, and she was involved in witchcraft and occult practices. As I understood it, she … Continue reading

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Foul Reunions

The odor of cow shit assaulted his senses as he stepped out of his car into the blazing summer heat of the small desert town. Through his boots he could feel the pavement threaten to ignite into flames. It was … Continue reading

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Whisper in the Dark

“Please help us!” He played the recording over and over again. Everything he had ever believed about life, death, and the hereafter changed in a moment. The voice on the recording was the clear whisper of a child. Desperation and … Continue reading

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“Red Sky Blues” by Matthew Davis – A Book Review

Red Sky Blues, written by Matthew Davis, is a fast paced tale set in the desert town of Hanford, California; a haven for dreadfully wicked and impossible beings living secretly among humankind. Thomas Grey, occult scholar and reclusive mage, is … Continue reading

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