Category Archives: About writing

Today’s Story is an Homage to Mark Twain

I wrote “The Duke, The Dauphin, and the Dirigible” originally for an anthology that was doing Steampunk riffs off of literary masterpieces. I didn’t get into the book, but this story was too good to just throw in the trunk–at … Continue reading

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Drink My Soul…Please

  Did you ever have a dream spark a story? That’s what happened with my Apocalyptic science fiction story “Drink My Soul…Please.” I had a dream one night and the next morning three clear images stayed with me. One was … Continue reading

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Tap…Tap…Tap…

Today’s RieTales post is about “Bloody Rain” (also available as a single). It is the story of a young woman in Whitechapel in the 1880s. I bet you can guess where this is going? I have been fascinated by the … Continue reading

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My Turn…

Today’s Dark Divination is my story “Broken Crystal.” It concerns a young Irish girl with a gift of The Sight trying to use it the best way she can with a crystal ball, and¬†still appease her mother.¬† I had a … Continue reading

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More on Stichomancy

As mentioned earlier, the story “Miss Mae’s Prayers” by H.R.R. Gorman in Dark Divinations also deals with stichomancy. In this case, it is specifically Biblical. A preacher who is consulted about a passage in the Bible by one of his … Continue reading

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Dark Divinations Scries Again!

At the root, scrying covers a great many methods of divination, covering many of the others we have and will look at. It is less a defined form than some of the others we’ve studied, but a fascinating discipline. Today’s … Continue reading

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Dark Divinations and Stichomancy

Stichomancy, or Bibliomancy, is our next form of divination to discuss from Dark Divinations. This time, we feature not one but two stories, as both “Damnation in Venice” by Joe L. Murr and “Miss Mae’s Prayers” by H.R.R. Gorman deal … Continue reading

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