Category Archives: Reference Material

Throw the Bones…

Our final entry into Dark Divinations is “Of Blood and Bones” by Jeremy Megargee. In this haunting tale, a visionary is throwing the bones to try and solve her sister’s murder. It leads her to a terrifying encounter which must … Continue reading

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What a Tangled Web…

We are heading into the final two stories in Dark Divinations. I hope you have been enjoying this series as much as I have enjoyed putting it together. Today’s story, by Alan Fisher, is “The Moat House Cob,” and it … Continue reading

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Is Anybody There…?

Today’s Dark Divination is an eerie story about a séance. “Ghost of St. John Lane” by Daphne Strasert tells of a widow who has reluctantly agreed to host a séance. She is intrigued by the thought of meeting the medium, … 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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Today Our Dark Divination Bakes Bread

  Today’s Dark Divinations post is about Alphitomancy  This intriguing technique goes back to Ancient Greece and involves testing a person’s innocence by feeding them barley cakes or slices of barley bread. In “Breaking Bread,” R.L. Merrill pens the tale … 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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What Does Your Future Hold?

(photo by Vicki MacLeod: used under CC Attribution license.)   In today’s Dark Divinations feature, we discuss Stephanie Ellis’s “Romany Rose.” This haunting story is a tale of a man who runs a penny gaff. One night, he hears odd … Continue reading

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