Stories tagged “voodoo”

  • In the Cemetery

    “You sure this is how we see the witch, Cal?” whispered JoAnn. “Yes, just leave a dead cat on the unmarked tombstone and she will come after it.” JoAnn shuddered. Cal took it to be a shiver and he put his arm around her shoulder...

  • And now you are real

    “And now you are real.” Pushing back the tendril of hair from my forehead I surveyed my handiwork. I had never taken this inordinate amount of time on a project before.Now it was finished I could hardly contain myself. My buyer who had com...

    • Author: Marli
    • Posted over 10 years ago.
  • Witch's Valley

    Zeke steered his swamp boat up-river towards town; Harry poised on the bow. The morning paper flapping in the passing breeze. “Says here, they’re gonna re-open the South-Road near Witch’s Valley,” said the young man. Zeke, the o...

  • Witch's Valley pt 2

    “Witch’s Valley is bullshit, Ezekial, and you know it!” “I know no such a thang, boy! You best just let it drop.” Zeke piloted the boat toward the town-docks while Harry tied a rope to the mooring. “It’s Frida...

  • "Hello, My Bunnies!"

    “OH, I’m a Padarmic Suskaflee I barely come up to anyone’s knee Nobody knows what it’s s’posed to BEEEEEEE But I’m a Padarmic Suskaflee!” He had the demeanor of a child initially, but there was something else g...

    • Author: Tesseract
    • Posted about 9 years ago.
  • Dinner Time!

    “What is that?” Riskardoo indicated the rabbit in Padarmic’s arms with disdain as she entered the hut, followed by the massive hulk of a bodyguard they employed. Padarmic looked up at his sister. “It’s my bunny. I made it ...

    • Author: Tesseract
    • Posted about 9 years ago.
  • Voodoo Queen

    The shop was dark compared to the outside where the big, throbbing Louisiana sun fried eggs on sidewalks. In orange letters, swirling, read ‘VOODOO QUEEN 504-551-1437’ overhead the rotting green door frame. Sarah brushed her khakis down, cl...

  • Introductions

    Sarah felt her hands shake; She steadied them by holding tighter to high-end purse. Walking toward the direction of the Madame Papillon’s voice, her eyes grazed the containers on one of the many shelves of jars. It was filled with what looked lik...

  • Afraid of Magic

    Sarah explained the situation to Madame Papillon. With a sweep of her hand over the wicks of the candles, they lit and the dark room was illuminated with a warm light, unlike the inside of Sarah. “I thinkin’ we shauld readin’ ya fortu...

  • Poisoned Blood

    Blood oozed out of his mouth, his face was fixed in confusion. His coffee cup came tumbling down smashed. The liquid pooled on the floor. “Sarah…” George said through the blood. He fell to his knees on the kitchen floor. Sarah knelt w...

  • Something's Happened

    Inez sat at the bus stop, feeling her pregnant belly grow presently as she sat. “Hush, child,” she spoke down at it. Alex got her into this mess and here she was, waiting at a bus stop because he was too busy to pick her up. The damn pick u...

  • The Mind Gave Up

    Melinda thrashed around on the kitchen table as Mama Freeman tried to hold her down, but her bones were so tired. Inez and Alex hurried in through the trailer’s rickety door. “Alex, why you bring Inez? She gotta baby in the oven! You want a...

  • Serafine Papillon

    Serafine Papillon arrived and waiting for her in the driveway was Inez Andre. “Please, Sera. It’s Melinda. She’s got a bad spirit in her. We didn’t know who else to call.” “Ya pregnant, are ya, lil Nezzie? That Lex&#...

  • Death of a Butterfly

    Serafine opened the trailer door and ashes spilled out onto the gravel. “I am done,” she winked at Alex and blew Inez a kiss before walking back to wherever she had come from. Inez stared at her in awe and then ran in to see how her sister ...

  • Nasty Nostalgia

    Her sliced palm pressed the door open to Serafine Papillon’s house just as Inez’s calloused hand had many years ago. - Sarah, with blood still dripping from her hand, watched her husband’s life slip from his eyes. She stood up, gracef...

  • Magic is What You Want It to Be

    “You’sa special one, didn’t ya know, child,” her slithering s-less words dragged together as she sat in her quilted rocking chair, rotting. Sarah held the plush butterfly in her hand, “What was I going to do? Kill you with...

  • Payment

    Sarah played in the yard as Alex kissed Inez in her plastic lounger chair. Everything seemed wonderful. The summer was full of catching fireflies and sleeping until noon and lemonade by the homemade fire pit. Everything was perfect until one night, aft...

  • "You killed my father."

    “He’s dead!” Inez panted as she banged on the trailer door. “Mama Freeman…” She just wept, covered in dirt and naked, banging on that door. “Mama, he’s dead…” — The mango Louisiana sun s...

  • Burst

    “Troubled souls find dehr way into my eye.” “Troubled? My daddy is in there, isn’t he?… My father was a happy man. He was in love with my mother. And she was so in love with him. You stole him!” “It don’ ...

  • A Pile of Ashes

    When the wings cleared, nothing was left of Madame Papillon but a pile of ashes. A couple of butterflies rested for only a moment on the ashes before clearing away. Sarah bent down and ran her fingers through the ashes. The explosion of colors still we...