Tag: horror

Beneath the Surface: An Abandoned Story: Chapter 9

IX   A few minutes later, the scene at the McConnel house was one of defeat. Tersa’s parents were researching psychiatrists that she could go to, though they all thought it wouldn’t help. Alex had been invited to stay for dinner, which he accepted, but he spent most of the time on their back porch with Tersa as she tried to contemplate her future. … Read More Beneath the Surface: An Abandoned Story: Chapter 9

Beneath the Surface: An Abandoned Story Chapter 8

VIII   The interview took over an hour. Alex got up and began pacing around the room. Every minute that went by felt like an eternity. What could he be asking her? Does her believe her? More importantly, would he be able to help her if he did. The door finally opened and an emotionless Tersa appeared. She turned and looked at Alex, “Father … Read More Beneath the Surface: An Abandoned Story Chapter 8

Beneath the Surface: An Abandoned Story Chapter 7

VII   “Alex…” “What, who is that? What’s going on?” Alex found himself in a dark room, all alone. He had no idea how he had gotten there or why. A dark voice beckoned him forward. As Alex slowly walked, the floor became less and less stable. It was extremely muddy and what looked like vines were coming out of the wall. Ahead, Alex … Read More Beneath the Surface: An Abandoned Story Chapter 7

Beneath the Surface: An Abandoned Story Chapter 6

VI   Alex didn’t see Tersa again during the next few days. He didn’t mind though. He took it as a good sign that most likely she was getting the care that she needed. Besides, he had his own family’s issues to deal with. His mother’s wake had all been paid for an arranged. It was a true testament to her character to see … Read More Beneath the Surface: An Abandoned Story Chapter 6

Beneath the Surface: An Abandoned Story Chapter 5

V   Alex got into his car and drove down the road in the opposite direction from the one he came. He turned on to Smithfield Road and a moment later, turned on to Pleasant Hill Road. He kept his eyes open for any sign of Tersa. Chills ran down his spine as he had a feeling that her time was running out. Cleaning … Read More Beneath the Surface: An Abandoned Story Chapter 5

Beneath the Surface: An Abandoned Story Chapter 4

IV Alex went to bed in his old room. The old posters and toys that he once played with were still where he’d left them. His mother had taken great care to make sure that everything was exactly as he remembered it. Clearly she’d expect him to come home at some point, though he had other plans. It was yet one more sin on … Read More Beneath the Surface: An Abandoned Story Chapter 4

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Author’s Advice Pt. 11

Don’t be afraid to mix and merge. So you have a fairly successful series going, but now you’re experiencing writers block. You have fragments of two or three sequels written, but don’t know where to take them. You’ve even considered starting on a third, but haven’t gotten anywhere with it. You really like the first two and would love to continue one of them, … Read More Author’s Advice Pt. 11

The Traitorous Main Character

So you’ve written your story. Your characters are beloved, not only to you, but also your reading audience. Well now you’re writing the next part in your series and are ready to do the unthinkable… You’re going to have one of the characters turn on the others. One of your main good guys is now to become a villain and not just a villain, … Read More The Traitorous Main Character

Free Exchange of Ideas…

Can I just ask… what the heck happened? When I first published my work, I got a lot of comments from readers, both positive and negative. Divinity in particular got positive and negative comments from die-hard Christians and atheists, and I don’t understand the negativity. I certainly can’t speak for the rest of the world, so if it’s different outside of the U.S. PLEASE … Read More Free Exchange of Ideas…

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Magnifica: The Lost Sequel Pt. 4

IV   Tom kept himself in seclusion during the next few days. He went to class as much as he needed to in order to get by, but other than that, he barely came out of his room. Both Greggor and Jayme came by to see him often, but he almost never opened the door. He slowly became oblivious to the world around him. … Read More Magnifica: The Lost Sequel Pt. 4

Personal bias, dislike, and hatred.

I admittedly was a little hesitant to address this one because of the weight and political biases that go with it. So let me preface by saying that I don’t care who’s a republican or a democrat, man or woman, black, white, asian, etc. If you enjoy reading, you’re all right by me. In Magnifica, Lia’na is often abused for being an elf. Both … Read More Personal bias, dislike, and hatred.

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Magnifica: The Lost Sequel Pt 3

III   Weird things began to happen over the next few weeks. Toby and Lia’na disappeared and Gishan wouldn’t talk about it. He walked around like he was a dead man and barely even talked to anyone. One day at lunch, Tom was sitting with Greggor and Jayme when Gishan came in. Tom was talking to Jayme, “Did you hear about what happened in … Read More Magnifica: The Lost Sequel Pt 3