Chapter 4: First Encounter

Detective Blackhorse climbed back into his car. Hunger had him scrounging around for something to eat. His dinner consisted of a half-eaten sub sandwich from lunch, a bag of plain potato chips and the remains of an open can of flat soda. Every time he tried to think about the murder investigation, his thoughts strayed back to the way Officer […]

Chapter 42: Poltergeist Rampage

I placed a restraining hand on Plum’s arm, unable to believe that she was just going to walk towards the cyclone of ectoplasmic energy empty-handed.  Beastie was walking a few paces behind us.  He looked up and paused, patiently waiting for us to start walking. “What are you doing?” “What does it look like I’m doing darling?  I have to […]

Chapter 41: Let The Magic Circle be Unbroken.

Plum directed Delilah to a site across town. When she finally told her to pull over, everyone looked around in bewildered silence. Plum smiled broadly. “Well come on then. What are you waiting for, an engraved invitation to the battle?  Everyone get out. Let’s get this show on the road.” Delilah looked at her sideways, “Where exactly are we going? […]

Chapter 33: Hostile Takeover

When Plum’s essence flowed into me, my senses were thrown into such a state of flux, that I went into shock. She quickly took control. In my confused state, I initially offered no resistance.  There are always those first few seconds, after something inexplicable happens, when you can’t quite believe it’s real. I had no frame of reference for what was […]

Chapter 32: Spirit Possession

I followed Delilah up from the basement and emerged into the hallway.  The throbbing bass of the club music was like a jolt back into reality.  It was a relief to leave behind the eerie dimness of the building’s nether regions with its inky pools of darkness and long shadows. Down there, everything seemed a bit sinister. Back upstairs, everything […]

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