Shadowy Corners

Paranormal Mystery Stories

The belief in magic is older than the belief in God. Ancient Egyptian civilization flourished for over four thousand years. Magic and religion were viewed as a single unified power. Superstition, religion, and magic formed the framework through which Egyptians attempted to understand and control…

Book Summary: Egyptian Magic by E.A. Wallis Budge

Marko noticed some of Janet’s blood on his shirt and crossed to the bathroom to wash out his shirt. He stoppered the sink drain and turned on the faucets. Over the sound of running water, he heard Janet talking. “Oh look Andrea. Esmerelda’s strange little…

The Doorkeepers-Chapter Thirty-Eight

Plum’s offer to use magic as a way out of the predicament of a group of angry witches at our heels made sense.  But I felt reluctant, because it could be a trap. Now that her soul was displaced from its host body, Plum might…

Crime Diary- Chapter Thirty-Eight

Reverend Mother, Richard, and Rachel sat in the doctor’s office waiting room. Joshua was quiet and preoccupied, unable to focus on anything but the dread of receiving bad news about his mother. Rachel seemed completely unfazed, brightly chattering away as though she had not a…

Valley of Shadows-Chapter Thirty-Eight

Andrea stared blankly at Marko, stifling a yawn.  Seeing the fear in his eyes brought her fully awake with a jolt.  A second scream reverberated inside his head, drowning out Andrea’s words.  His left hand suddenly felt as though it was on fire.  They had…

The Doorkeepers-Chapter Thirty-Seven

The family meeting had been productive.  They were all in agreement that their little investigation had unearthed some important facts.  Even though at the moment, the significance of those facts escaped them.  Like the outer pieces of a puzzle, they were sure those facts were…

Valley of Shadows-Chapter Thirty-Seven

Delilah had cobbled together outfits from her own closet and packed all but one in a duffel bag for me. I was grateful to have changes of clothes. She left the room so that I could get dressed. “How nice,” I said aloud. Plum’s skeptical…

Crime Diary-Chapter Thirty-Seven

The next morning, Harriet was in the throes of a nightmare. Richard’s knocking on her bedroom door fell on deaf ears. Not sure if she was in her room, he opened the door.  His sister was tossing and turning in bed. Richard walked to Harriet’s…

Valley of Shadows-Chapter Thirty-Six

Dorian moved Ethan onto his back, forcing himself not to look at the blood trailing from his injured head.  His friend didn’t look good.  Ethan was ghostly pale and didn’t appear to be breathing.  Dorian nervously checked Ethan’s neck for a pulse.  He had to…

The Doorkeepers-Chapter Thirty-Six

Hope surged up inside of me so strongly that I felt downright giddy.  Plum suddenly didn’t seem so big and bad.  For once in my life, having an overactive imagination was actually going to be an advantage.  I didn’t realize how tense I had become,…

Crime Diary-Chapter Thirty-Six