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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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Dark Divinations and Dream Interpretation

Continuing with the theme of exploring the divination forms in the Dark Divinations anthology from Horror Addicts.net Press, today’s topic is the interpretation of dreams. I just read the story about dreams in the book, and it is chilling…well done, … Continue reading

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Dark Divinations and Victorian Spiritualism

I was so excited to get into the Dark Divinations anthology from Horror Addicts.net Press because I had done a bit of research on the subject of Victorian Spiritualism for The Conn-Mann Chronicles and find it fascinating. Though my story … Continue reading

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1/4/2013

I had a marvelous time at the San Gabriel Writers League meeting, and they were so wonderfully welcoming. I was terribly nervous when I got there, because I wasn’t sure what I had to offer. But when the first thing … Continue reading

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3/30/11 — Slinging It

Apparently, everyone needs a day off now and then, and yesterday was mine. Sorry there was no post. I’ve been trying to be consistent. Today’s discussion is one of my favorite weapons for a youthful character, the sling. The best … Continue reading

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3/25/11 — Looking at Daggers

So, you have a character you think would use a dagger as a weapon–it sounds so much cooler than “knife”, and they are just different names for the same thing, right?  Not really. A knife is primarily a single-edged weapon, … Continue reading

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3/24/11 — Cabochon versus Facets

In my upcoming novel, The Luckless Prince, there are several extremely important pieces of jewelry. In fact, in a long ago incarnation, the book was tentatively named after them. Two of these pieces are described in great detail, and as … Continue reading

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