Daughter of Hel: The Lost Saga of Krampus, Part 2

III: Krampusnacht, 20th Century by the Mortal Calendar, a German Burgh Bordering the Black Forest I might have sought an elusive solace in the…


Daughter of Hel: The Lost Saga of Krampus, Part 1

I. "Tyger Tyger, burning bright, In the forests of the night; What immortal hand or eye, Could frame thy fearful symmetry? In what distant deeps or…


Rose on Poe’s Grave

"I wish I could write as mysteriously as a cat." --- Edgar Allan Poe The door was blown ajar, papers tossed with red leaves as if by a yearning sigh…


Dance of Masks and Fire: The Witchfinder’s Shadow

"I am no more a witch than you are a wizard, and if you take away my life, God will give you blood to drink." --- Sarah Good, one of the 20 people…


Confessions of a Banshee

“Murmurs passed along the valleys like the Banshee's lonely croon And a thousand blades were flashing at the rising of the moon.“ John Keegan Casey,…


Mano Niuhi: The Legend of the Sharkmen

“The sea has never been friendly to man. At most it has been the accomplice of human restlessness.” --- Joseph Conrad Eyes dark as undelved pearls…


Lord of the Crimson Snow: The Saga of Krampus

"The mystery which binds me still--- From the torrent, or the fountain--- From the red cliff of the mountain--- From the sun that 'round me roll’d In…


Dark Renaissance

Romania, Year of Our Lord 1460 “I'm hunger. I'm thirst. Where I bite, I hold till I die, and even after death, they must cut out my mouthful from my…


Exiles of the Sun

 “If I'm an angel, paint me with black wings.” --- Anne Rice, The Vampire Armand A collective shudder of eager expectation like the ripple of massing…


Into the Dreamtime

"Van Diemen's land is a hell for a man To end out his whole life in slavery Where the climate is raw and the gun makes the law Neither wind nor rain…