Category Archives: The Writing Life

As Promised…More In-Depth Story Posts!

I had such a good time with the Dark Divinations series that I decided to give the same treatment to my own collection of stories, RieTales from Mocha Memoirs–which is an expanded version of the earlier collection RieVisions. (Yikes! That’s … 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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Ask Quick for Whom the Bell…Tinkles?

Today’s Dark Divinations story from Jon O’Bergh tells the tale of a physical medium who wakes up in a coffin. Luckily, it’s a safety coffin. But there has to be more to the story than that, right? Of course, there … 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 the Reading of Entrails

Today’s story from Naching T. Kassa–who also edited this anthology for Horror Addicts.net–“They Wound Like Worms,” is in epistolary form (though, obviously, not a novel as discussed on that link.) It deals with the reading of entrails. This form of … Continue reading

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Whatever Will Be, Will Be…or Will It?

Today’s fortune-telling from Dark Divinations explores echoes of the future seen through a scrying mirror in “The Pocket Watch.” Paired with the watch is a journal that reveals a sinister curse. We are not talking about the Future Echoes from … 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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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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Meet the Main Crew of the Moonbeam

For my own stop on the current blog tour, I thought I would dive a little deeper into the characters in Mutiny on the Moonbeam. Look into their histories and motivations a bit, and maybe play “if I were casting … Continue reading

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Been Awhile…

…with no real excuse, but I have been busy. Since SoonerCon, I have attended three shows,  released two books, and signed several contracts. Book Two of The Conn-Mann Chronicles is now available. The Nearly Notorious Nun is on Kindle and … Continue reading

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