Shadowy Corners

Paranormal Mystery Stories

Joshua was in the kitchen making himself a grilled cheese sandwich when Richard and Rachel walked in. They took a seat at the table and accepted sandwiches from him. Joshua poured drinks and joined them at the table. The trio ate in preoccupied silence for…

Valley of Shadows- Chapter Thirty-Five

The powerful herbs in Delilah’s tea made me lose consciousness quickly.  My mind’s eye opened.  I found myself staring at a dingy ceiling for several moments.  The water stain running across it looked familiar.    I shifted and an errant spring in the mattress upon…

Crime Diary- Chapter Thirty-Five

Andrea found the nearest hotel and they checked into a room with two beds.  It was Marko’s idea that they should stay together for protection.  Andrea eyed him doubtfully. The strain of his health scare had taken a lot out of him.  He looked much too…

The Doorkeepers-Chapter-Thirty Five

Richard eased his car onto the shoulder of the highway and cut the engine.  Rachel watched him reach into the back seat and retrieve a pair of binoculars.  She waited, but no explanation was forthcoming.  He set about adjusting the binoculars. “Are you going to…

Valley of Shadows-Chapter Thirty-Four

Ethan could tell by the exaggerated way their mouths were moving, Dorian and Enmerkar were shouting at him.  However, he couldn’t hear a word they were saying.  Their voices were drowned out in his head by a hissing sound that grew in volume until it…

The Doorkeepers-Chapter Thirty-Four

I knew that Plum was right about my misgivings, but I also knew that getting me to mistrust Delilah would benefit Plum.  I was still very angry about Plum invading my body and attempting to imprison me.   Just thinking about it filled me with…

Crime Diary-Chapter Thirty-Four

Ethan wondered how long Enmerkar would keep him and Dorian holed up in the old school. The demon had proven to be secretive and suspicious of them.  Enmerkar kept Ethan and Dorian on a short leash, even when they ventured out for something to eat. Ethan was beginning to feel…

The Doorkeepers-Chapter Thirty-Three

When Plum’s essence flowed into me, my senses were thrown into such a state of flux, that I went into shock. She quickly overpowered me. In my confused state, I initially offered no resistance.  There are always those first few seconds, after something inexplicable happens, when…

Crime Diary-Chapter Thirty-Three

Harriet left Reverend Mother’s house and walked two blocks to the car that she had requested from Ryker when he issued his latest order.  It was important that no one knew she was using the car.  If anyone should come looking for her or try…

Valley of Shadows-Chapter Thirty-Three

Reverend Mother stood alone in the church basement, broom in hand scrubbing at the concrete floor.  Ignoring her aching back, she persisted in her labors. The task always triggered memories of her as a little girl, back when she was just Hester,  sweeping off her mother’s…

Valley of Shadows- Chapter Thirty-Two