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Chapter eleven of Magician’s Misfortune

Harry Eberhardt will tell you he has a way with women. Well, with normal, sensible women, i.e., women who see him as charming. Then there are those few women, unnatural creatures, who fail to be impressed with Harry’s sterling character … Continue reading

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Starting a new story: Magician’s Misfortune

Meet Harry Everhardt. Harry is in his thirties, divorced, and works for the Federal Government. Harry’s unhappy with his job and in his off-hours has bad luck pursuing women. He has bad luck pursuing women on the job, too, which … Continue reading

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New art work for Summer of the Netherfield Witch, and chapter 11

A horrible supernatural entity is torturing an old woman and threatening Jane Harris, so who should try to rescue her? Why Miranda Milan, of course! Oh, wait, she already tried that at the end of the last chapter. It didn’t … Continue reading

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Mysteries and mistakes: chapter 10 of Summer of the Netherfield Witch

Summer is here, and Jane’s life is getting complicated. She’s just been poisoned by Genevieve, whatever Genevieve is, and saved by Nature and Miranda Milan, but how much of that does she remember? Then Jane’s friend Cindy does something completely … Continue reading

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A Halloween horror story: Death and Professor Appleton

‘Tis the day of innocent trick-or-treaters, candy corn, bobbing for apples, ghosts, witches, and malevolent creatures that will treat your children as hors d’oeuvres before they come to eviscerate you. Yep, it’s Halloween, and time for a short story of … Continue reading

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Chapter 13 of Prophecies and Penalties

Emily Fisher may have a clue that points to Alex Bancroft, the Prophesied One, as the killer of High Councilor Stephen Nash. So she’s less that thrilled to run into Alex before she’s had a chance to investigate further. It turns … Continue reading

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Abigail Lane begins her investigation of the Office, 1934

An extract from the unpublished memoir of Abigail Lane, in response to a reader’s request. This memoir was found in a box in Miss Lane’s house in Connecticut when it was being demolished in 2008. Although I had offered him … Continue reading

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Abigail Lane: a biography

As she has appeared in two stories on this blog, here is a brief biography of Abigail Lane, Practicing Magician, Office of Occult Affairs. Abigail Lane was born on November 18, 1851, the only daughter of an impoverished Connecticut cooper, … Continue reading

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The final chapter of Nightfeather: Ghosts

Nightfeather: Ghosts, my Christmastime ghost story about Persephone Désirée Arabia Nightfeather Sanderson and the ghosts she encountered in Farnham, is now at its end with a final chapter. There’s not much more to say, except that if you haven’t been reading it … Continue reading

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Chapter 21 of Nightfeather: Ghosts and the winter solstice

Today is the darkest day of the year, the winter solstice, when the sun is over the horizon in the Northern Hemisphere for the shortest amount of time in a day. It always perplexed me as a child that the … Continue reading

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