Rest In Peace? Not Anymore

Ghost Hunting. To me, that is the most disgusting title used in paranormal investigating. What gives anyone the right to hunt those that have passed on? It is generally believed that when someone passes away and is buried, they are now at peace. If you stroll through a graveyard, chances are you’ll run across many headstones with carvings about resting […]

King Pazuzu & The Lava Fire

This story begins on June 24th, 2021 when my husband first noticed smoke coming from an area around the base of Mount Shasta here in California. My community is surrounded by forests and we sometimes get small fires popping up after a lightning storm; but because of fire-watchers and the occasional spotter-planes, these are usually put out quickly. So when […]

Stigma of Being A Witch

Malleus Maleficarum translated, the title reads: The Hammer of Witches. This lovely little book written by two illustrious German Dominicans in 1486 had become the foundation of identifying, hunting, and interrogating witches. By today’s standards, the popularity of their book went completely viral, and the “go-to” authority for a vast majority of religious zealots – first in Europe and then as […]

The Boy In The Hallway

There was nothing extraordinary about my elementary school except for the lovely courtyard that stood in the direct center of the surrounding classrooms. The courtyard was filled with fruit trees, flowers, and other assorted greenery carefully tended by Mr. Tanaka, the groundskeeper. A kind, soft-spoken man who had the gift of a green thumb, so no matter what he planted, […]

The Woman In The Ironwood Tree

In the middle of the patio grew an enormous ironwood tree. Its sprawling branches would cast huge shadows across the boundaries of the property belonging to my grandparents.  I was lucky enough to have a treehouse on one of its lower branches. There I would spend hours playing alone, and on windy days I would close my eyes and listen […]