A haunted tower, an evil ghost, a monster spawned from a meme
After graduating high school Abby returns to Harmony Springs, her spiritual home. She plans to reconnect with friends, take one college class over the summer—and of course resume her magical studies.
One of my fondest childhood memories is of repeatedly watching the 1941 Lon Chaney Jr. version of The Wolf Man. A scene that particularly stood out for me was when the Gypsy looks at the man’s palm and sees a pentagram appear, then fade again. This imprinted on my developing psyche so strongly that I gave it a nod in an amateur film of my own, Graveyard Shift: A Zomedy of Horrors (to be released on Amazon Prime in 2020).
Let’s say someone wants to write about werewolves but nothing they’re coming up with fits “werewolf.” Probably they’re putting the hearse before the horse. Their interest is on the were, not the were’s purpose in the story.
I just love doing character interviews with other authors, And today, I bring you one of my favorites to date… Richard Parsons, my wolf-shifter from the “Shadows Over Seattle” stories, meets Griddlebone from the P.A.W.S. world by Debbie Manber Kupfer.
Vampires, feared, desired, revered. It is undeniable they cause fascination. Their origin is shrouded in mystery, multiple cultures have their own version of the creatures of the night. From the Rumanian Strigoi to the Greek Lamia. So, what are they? Demons or monsters? Descendants of demigods or undead?
Booger Red whooped with joy as the skinny dog whimpered and cringed in terror-filled pain from the slashing knife. The others – Spitter, Mace, High Top, and Back Jack – laughed along with him. Tonight was their night. Tonight was the night their long-promised deliverance would finally come true. Immortality was at hand and they were going to become vampires.
Halloween is a time for dark and evil spirits to come out and play. So what better way to kick off a full month-long celebration than by inviting Jaq D. Hawkins to drop in? She shares her thoughts about why we’re fascinated by dark spirits in film and literature.
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