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sarah-kernochan's picture
Apr.02.2012
(Those who are coming to this serialized story for the first time, you can read the complete opus to date by clicking here.) I was shivering violently. The atmosphere in my hotel room was thick with malevolence; it was like inhaling pure venom. The force nailed me to the mattress and blew up my...
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Mar.30.2012
(Those who are coming to this serialized story for the first time, you can read the complete opus to date by clicking here.)   I completed the roll to my left side and focused through the dark. Nothing there; the spirit had gone, dissipated. “The line was dead,” I wrote later in my journal. It...
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Mar.27.2012
(Those who are coming to this serialized story for the first time, you can read the complete opus to date by clicking here.) Going to sleep in a relaxed manner, as the witch advised, was almost impossible. After Khadija and her boyfriend went to bed, and her daughter and I retired to the...
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Mar.22.2012
(Those who are coming to this serialized story for the first time, you can read the complete opus to date by clicking here.)     I knew what the naked entity on top of me was asking. Had I followed the rules? he wanted to know. Was I clean? Did I fuck anyone while he was away? If not,...
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Mar.19.2012
(Those who are coming to this serialized story for the first time, you can read the complete opus to date by clicking here.)   The witch excused herself to go to the bathroom. Khadija’s eyes were round with fright as she explained: “The spirit, the jinn, he came, but he left because someone...
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Mar.15.2012
(Those who are coming to this serialized story for the first time, you can read the complete opus to date by clicking here.)   When I woke on the banquette in Khadija’s living room, I saw her daughter was up already. She was cleaning the closet, hoping to earn her mother’s gratitude by re-...
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Mar.11.2012
(Those who are coming to this serialized story for the first time, you can read the complete opus to date by clicking here.)   What did I want from a witch? My first thought was: I need help with my book. I’d had to submit the opening chapters of my second novel to my publisher before leaving...
mayra-calvani's picture
Oct.19.2011
  At a trendy Turkish tavern one Friday night, astrophysicist Gabriel Diaz meets a mysterious young woman. Captivated by her beauty as well as her views on good and evil, he spends the next several days with her. Soon, however, he begins to notice a strangeness in her–her skin’s abnormally...
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Oct.09.2011
Dear Readers, I’d like to announce the release of my paranormal suspense novel, EMBRACED BY THE SHADOWS, now available on Kindle for $2.99.  Here’s a blurb: In a bazaar in Istanbul one evening, ten-year-old Alana Piovanetti sees a man standing in the shadows. He smiles, and over time she...
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Aug.24.2009
August 24   CAMPAIGN    Sobriety is the Santa Claus, bringing delightful gifts, which make me smile.  Recovery is the Genie, which comes from staying out of bottles.  This Jin makes treasure possible but doesn’t bring it to my door.  The ads and billboards of illusion built a world of booze but no...