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Supernatural stories include themes such as vampires, werewolves, witches, myths, paranormal activity and ghosts. Spine-tingling, chilling tales can revolve entirely around mythical characters or depict non-human creatures interacting with mortals in everyday life.

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Brother Sebastian stood on the porch of Carpenter's ranch house and uttered a silent prayer to God that all his years of research and interpretations of the most ancient texts were correct. As the sun rose further in the sky, he watched the beams of light, as they moved slowly across the yard toward the house, illuminating everything in their path.. It reached the porch and slowly moved up...Read On

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Nocturnal - Chapter 5: The Burning Soul

Chapter 5 of Nocturnal

It has been seven days since we left. We were attacked a total of 6 times each attack more vicious than the last. If not for Jace, I may not have been able to handle them on my own. The attacks were so frequent and there were many vampires. Some of us are wounded, others on the verge of a mental breakdown, but we finally made it. Lycan stood before several yards to the side of a...Read On

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Nocturnal - Chapter 3: Inner Strength

Chapter 3 of Nocturnal

The vote was made and the procession moved onward. They had only a few hours before nightfall and hoped to reach their companions in time. On the trail, as they walked, Lycan pondered the possibility of making another like him, wondering if Jace could handle it and trying to judge his character. At the same time, his thoughts kept going back to why the killings had ended so quickly and, if...Read On

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The Strange White Man 47

As he watched the Captain make his way into the dark woods, he prayed that his journey would be safe one. He was not really worried, the Captain was a warrior and woe unto the highway robber that crossed his path. It was then that his acute hearing picked up some new sounds. From his hiding place in the bush Carpenter could see the guards carrying torches and walking the top of walls around...Read On

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Nocturnal - Chapter 2: The Will to Fight

Chapter 2 of Nocturnal

Lycan sat alone, in his own small portion of the courthouse, pondering his new situation. He had gained their trust, and admiration, for protecting them from the vampires. The guards, he had rescued the previous night, retold the tale time and time again. Each time, the story was regaled, however, they left out the details of his transformation. He did not know if they did this for his privacy...Read On

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Sword Sorcery, Dreams, Musings, Contemplation

Both groups in here are real and to the members of both, I thank you for being there in spirit as this was written, And tip my hat to all of you for being there. Laying here in a winter’s dark about the time of the change of the season, tossing and turning as the night stretches out like a long double edged blade.With these being the times when the demons arise, come forth and make...Read On

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Nocturnal - Chapter 1: Fighting Back

Chapter 1 of Nocturnal

Lycan bolted upright in his bed gasping at the sensations from his waking dreams. Though it was the first night he had not had nightmares since his town had been obliterated, the dream still woke him. Breathing heavily he sat upright, still half covered in old tattered sheets; he remembered the details of the dream. The wolves surrounding him, the great white wolf standing before him in...Read On

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Mardi-Gras 1: The Telescope of Charon*

A Speculative Look at Purgatory (The Middle Ground Between Heaven Hell)

This one was an idea I have toyed with,- And was triggered after reading a short story about the concept, As well as Larry Niven and Jerry Pournelle’s version of Dante’s Inferno, Which kind of set the things in motion you see here as an idea come to life. Standing here on my own in the district or quarter known as Saint Cecile, knowing that only ashes remain after one passes...Read On

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Nocturnal - Prologue

The desperate man trudged through the forest. Weary from travel, yet determined to escape, determined to find a way to fight back. The autumn leaves crunching underfoot, twigs and sticks cracking under weight of the muscled warrior. The tall warrior removes his bloody sword from its scabbard and swings at the brush in front of him. Bushes, branches, and other foliage fall to his feet at the...Read On

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Pure Heart: Chapter Two

No one can help you. I walk alone. Every step I take I walk alone. ~Tarja Turunen, I Walk Alone.

Lizbeth gets into her Uncle Thomas's royal-blue 2008 Dodge Avenger, numb with grief for her mom and not remembering anything from the funeral which was only two days ago. She's leaving their little house in Victown with its fading colors and shabby furniture, not knowing what anyone's going to do to it. She hopes they don't tear it down. The house has lots of memories. Most sad, but some...Read On

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Suffer The Thorns - Chapter Two

Thorns born of a dozen stems within a rose bush.

2 – Final Contestant #4 A young woman of worn out clothing, had just arrived to her new home for the upcoming 2nd year in the Royal Arts and Design College. She stared in awe at the huge mansion house before her, “THIS is a dormitory?” she mumbled in low breath. Her cab had just drove off from behind and she began walking towards the main front entrance. Suddenly a butler had opened...Read On

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Play Things

An innocent family caught in a supernatural bind.

This is just a small part of the story Play Things, I hope you enjoy... As I play with my old dolly I hear the front-door downstairs creek open. I climb swiftly to my feet and walk down the hall to see whom is in my home. My eyes find a family, the family looks happy! With a happy mommy smiling lovingly at her husband and three children, the daddy is looking about my house, the two teens...Read On

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Pure Heart: Chapter One

Tonight I've fallen and I can't get up. I need your loving hands to come pick me up...

"...and every night I miss you I can just look up and know the stars are holding you, holding you, holding you tonight." -Tonight by FM Static. The cemetery is empty when she reaches it; silent except for the drone of the town pastor. She grabs the yellow rose and the cassette tape off the passenger's seat and walks toward the grave, her lips already trembling. Nobody showed. Of course,...Read On

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The Strange White Man 46

Carpenter let out a scream of rage as the Princess slowly slumped to the floor with an arrow in her chest. A large patch of crimson was darkening the front of her silky nightgown. He fell to his knees and gathered her up in his arms and held her to tightly. Tears filled her eyes as she found the strength to speak in a low whisper, "This is probably for the best, my beloved," she said as...Read On

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Carpenter left long before Sunrise which allowed the Monk to return to his research. He double and triple checked his findings and each time the answer he arrived at was the same. "There is only one way to test this theory, but if I am wrong I fear it might prove fatal," he said to his reflection. Back at the ranch Carpenter found Holly waiting for him. She embraced and kissed him as soon...Read On

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The Strange White Man 44

The young Prince followed his old mentor along the long twisting passage ways to the secret door to the treasure room. The secret door to this room was also hidden behind a tapestry, but it was different than all of the others. It was much smaller and closer to the floor and one was forced to crouch down to enter. Once satisfied that the young Prince could enter and exit Felsar returned to...Read On

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The Strange White Man 43

Back in Sinking Wells: The blacksmith known as Stiles had made great strides with his training. He could ride and rope with the best of the cowboys and his skill with the knife, bullwhip and pistol were better than average. He was considered a loyal and hardworking employee by the owner and was liked by the local folks. He would occasionally request a few days off to attend to family...Read On

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There's Always A Way In

With the blackout having hit the cottage a few minutes earlier, Ariel propped the flashlight on the kitchen counter, opened the oven and peeked in anxiously. She hoped the cookies she had made survived the power outage. They certainly smelled great. Nothing like freshly baked cookies to warm up a cold, rainy night. She took out the baking tray and set it aside on the counter before turning...Read On

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Beautiful Dreams - Chapter Two

Chapter Two Walking into the house, I step out of my shoes, shut the door behind myself and start toward the stairs to my room. “Kayla, is that you? Can you come in to the lounge room please?” my mother calls out to me. “Sure, Mum,” I say, walking into the lounge room, bags still in hand. “Am I in trouble?” I see my mum sitting in her favourite spot in the lounge. Dad was...Read On

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I Used to Have a Lot of Friends

A pious man suffers at the hands of the Duke and the Philosopher.

I used to have a lot of friends. There were so many of us: worshippers of the old gods, followers of the true religion. Our temples were always full, our priests numerous, and our adherents devout. And then that philosopher came to our city. He walked along the dusty, meandering road that came from the west, walking alone in raggedy clothes. Our city had no special importance to him. It...Read On

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Suffer The Thorns

A rose carries many meanings, but have you ever known about the thorn?

1 – The First Three Humanity has its own perks. The right to freedom and choice of free will. The very soul within a human being is the unique creation of history and to its beauty, the non-human lurk among them with envy. Races of the immortal and prolonged life span walk in life while taking it for granted. Time was never a worry or considered precious to these creatures unlike...Read On

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Beautiful Dreams

Chapter One Formal dresses hang on the walls all around the shop. I stand on a pedestal trying on a silver floor length halter neck dress. I thought it was a beautiful dress, but want to try on a couple more before deciding. “I’m going to try on the next one,” I say, turning to the guy sitting on the chair next to the changing room. Seeing Steven sitting in one of the small chairs...Read On

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Valentin's Vow-Chapter 1

Love is to die and will rise from its ashes... resurrected.

New York’s entertainment district was jam packed that Friday night, but that hadn’t stopped twenty-one year old Èrabèlle Skylark from getting past the long lineup outside. She was a beautiful brunette with mahogany eyes, creamy fair skin, with a small beauty mark above the left corner of her lip. Onyx nightclub was filled with fog, flashing strobe lights, and dancing sweaty bodies....Read On

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As soon as Felsar fell asleep the Prince left the wizards lair and headed into the secret passage ways. The chance encounter with Princess Lynette had filled his heart with the desire to see her again. Maybe if he could get her to listen and not scream they could talk as he missed her. As he moved he was surprised at how well he could see in the absence of light. The sounds he had heard...Read On

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Carpenter saw himself catching the Princess before she would have struck the cold marble floor and injured herself. He brushed the hair off her face and stared, as her beauty was breathtaking. He was still staring when the Princess opened her eyes and looked him dead in the face. She screamed at the sight she beheld. It was the face of her betrothed but now she saw blood running down his...Read On

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Brother Sebastian did not stay too long at the ranch and departed soon after their arrival so the couple could have some private time together. Carpenter spent the first evening of his return telling Holly everything that he had learned and Holly was not surprised to learn that he was a Prince. "I have always believed that you were something more than just an ordinary man, even after I...Read On

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The Strange White Man 39

As dawn approached Carpenter drew the heavy drapes in his car to protect him from the rays of the Sun. He then took a seat in one of the plush chairs and recalled all the memories that the hypnosis had awakened and he wept. He wept at the memory of the deaths of his parents and their friends. He wept for the love and concern that his old mentor Felsar had shown. He even surprised himself...Read On

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The young Prince slowly opened his eyes and looked around. When he realized he was in the wizards lair he felt better. "Thank God I'm alive," he said out loud to the empty room. "Would that were true my Prince,"a voice responded. Felsar shuffled in out of the shadows and was soon standing at his side holding a large tankard. "Here, drink this," he said and extended the tankard to...Read On

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The Strange White Man 37

Carpenter's rebirth

As Carpenter sat in his private car awaiting the Sun to rise he recalled the memories that had just been awakened. He saw his Father and his trusted friend and teacher the wizard Felsar. He was happy to revisit these memories. That evening Brother Sebastian appeared again just shortly after sunset. Carpenter invited him in and offered a libation of one of the bottles of cows blood that...Read On

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The Strange White Man 36

In Carpenter's mind he was racing backwards in time. The last 400 years passed by in the space of a breath and he saw himself as a small boy again. This was the English countryside in the 1400'rds and he was playing in the woods near his father's castle. He heard a voice and saw the captain of the guards calling for him to return. He thought of hiding and making them come and find him, but...Read On