Shadowy Corners

Paranormal Mystery Stories

Marko’s essence flowed back into to his body, concealed on the roof a nearby building. Projecting his spirit into the gypsy encampment with enough solid looking detail to convince them that he had actually walked into their midst had required intense concentration and the expenditure…

The Doorkeepers-Chapter Thirty-Nine

“Plum, now that you’ve found yourself a new host body, what do we do now?” “Now we wait for Delilah and her crew. Obviously, the tracking spell they cast is weak. Otherwise, they would have caught up to us by now. If we sit tight,…

Crime Diary-Chapter Thirty-Nine

Reverend Mother lie in a narrow nursing home bed and tried to make sense of the events which landed her there. One moment, she was at the doctor’s office with her son Joshua and daughter Rachel getting the wound on her abdomen treated. The next…

Valley of Shadows-Chapter Thirty-Nine

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’s 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