Once Upon a Time….

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                James J. Cudney IV’s captivating mystery, The Haunted House Ghost is the 5th book in the Braxton Campus Mystery series.  The novel itself is a marvel of intricacy, very much like a corn maze, with dead-end paths just when you think you know who the murderer is …

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                                              The Castle Walls As I stand here underneath this ancient tree, looking out over a wide expanse of dark water, I wonder at the lives once lived in this Castle. What secrets …

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                  Soon to be published, this historical time-slip paranormal fiction novel, begins with Sara Windsor Knightly, a modern day Wiccan (a mostly herbal witch), who inherits a 17th century colonial manor in a small colonial town in Connecticut. She turns the manor into a bed and breakfast …

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            As I walked through the abandoned centuries old churchyard, in a neglected area of the Yorkshire countryside of England, I shivered in the cold, damp, morning air. I was feeling melancholy, no doubt enhanced by the gray skies that seem to want to stay indefinitely, hovering over this landscape. …

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THE WITCH OF HIS DREAMS She comes to him at Midnight, The Witch of his Dreams, Her eyes a forest green, Her hair, dark and long, Her voice, a sweet magic, Calling out his name, He could not help but watch her, Dance among the flowers, Beneath a waxing moon, She whirls and cast her …

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                  I wish for a tropical breeze to lighten the intense humidity that hugs this August morning.  The porch, thank goodness, is high off the ground and the mildew on the screens somewhat block the steamy rays from the sun.  The sky is intensely blue and the …

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The beautiful words, That ring so true, Bring me but dark memories, From a time and a place, Best forgotten, Yet always, just beneath, The surface of a black night, Filled with anguish and loss, Of fear, trepidation, horror, Not of this world, Not now, I pray, but then it crawled Into being, by what …

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