Tuesday, May 21, 2019

Browsing the "vampires" Tag

The Hollows and the Hills

Part 1 I am often asked how it was that I first became interested the true crime genre. It’s the sort of question I frequently get at conventions, book signings, panel meetings, and interviews, but the actual answer is fairly [...]

April 29, 2019 Deaths, Murders, and Disappearances, Journals and Diaries, Monsters, Creatures, and Cryptids, Myths and Legends, Strange and Unexplained
Oblivion's Call

Oblivion’s Call

Roy’s hand dripped over the chalice. Crimson drops made black in the dimness, echoing as they mingled with the blood of everyone else who had preceded us. “What the—” I began, grabbing for Roy’s arm to pull him back, but [...]

June 7, 2018 Beings and Entities
how it began

How It Began

The wind was blistering cold, the kind of wind that would pierce any clothing you happen to be wearing no matter how thick. Something about cold air makes sound travel further, especially high-pitched screaming. Even today, with our substantial medical [...]

May 26, 2018 Beings and Entities, Children and Childhood, Monsters, Creatures, and Cryptids, Myths and Legends
the house on cold hill road

The House on Cold Hill Road

The House on Cold Hill Road Anna woke up that morning to the sound of her phone’s alarm clock jolting her from what had been another night of strange dreams.  Usually most dreams drift from consciousness the minute you wake [...]

January 5, 2018 Beings and Entities
Through the Woods

Through the Woods

I don’t have long left. They’re coming for me and it is only a matter of time before they find me. I’m sitting here, in this abandoned shack I found in the woods, using only the shafts of moonlight that’s [...]

March 31, 2017 Beings and Entities, Deaths, Murders, and Disappearances
Stories of the Black Count, Part I: Deathless Days

Stories of the Black Count, Part I: Deathless Days

[fvplayer src=”http://youtube.com/watch?v=rrX2wvCBuZc”] Stories of the Black Count, Part I: Deathless Days Credit: Michael Vrazitoulis [...]

February 20, 2017 Madness, Paranoia, and Mental Illness


Oil portraits of dignitaries and ancient politicians had been hung in a boastful collection on the encircling walls, a burgundy dark enough to impart arrogance to the unsure and confidence to those of likened wills, the marble pillars and brass [...]

January 27, 2017 Rites and Rituals
“Monday’s Child”

“Monday’s Child”

Monday’s Child By Christina Durner The screams were like windchimes stuck in a storm. At first, Della had thought it was the gale-force winds of the blizzard until she heard the weeping coming from her front lawn. By its sound, [...]

December 25, 2016 Beings and Entities
The Vampiress

The Vampiress

The first account – it was in a warm September A month still haunted by the saddening winter. If well I remember, the winds still lashed The village where, upon dusk, dogs barked The place where, until dawn, no soul [...]

June 29, 2016 Beings and Entities, Poems and Poetry
Grave Shivers

Grave Shivers

Note from Derp: This video pasta does feature some minor gore, though it’s telegraphed before it happens. So if you are extremely squeamish about such things, please consider giving this video a pass or having a friend who is familiar [...]

January 3, 2016 Apocalyptic and Dystopian, Strange and Unexplained