Victorian-era ghost stories about dark divination

Dark Divinations: fourteen stories about Victorian divinationHorrorAddicts.net Press Presents: Dark Divinations edited by Naching T. Kassa. Book Trailer: https://youtu.be/ilQ-BfW6BRs It’s the height of Queen Victoria’s rule. Fog swirls in the gas-lit streets, while in the parlor, hands are linked. Pale and expectant faces gaze upon a woman, her eyes closed and shoulders slumped. The medium speaks, her tone hollow and inhuman. The seance has begun. Join us as we explore fourteen frightening tales of Victorian horror, each centered around a method of divination. Can the reading of tea leaves influence the future? Can dreams keep a soldier from death in the Crimea? Can a pocket watch foretell a deadly family curse? From entrail reading and fortune-telling machines to prophetic spiders and voodoo spells, sometimes the future is better left unknown. Choose your fate. Choose your DARK DIVINATION. What follows below is an excerpt from my story “The Bell.” Continue reading →

In this anthology, one ghost story features a musical twist

Anthology Ghosts, Spirits and SpectersI’m especially interested in the intersection of music and horror literature. In the anthology Ghosts, Spirits and Specters Vol. 1, my short story “Collector of Ghosts” explores this connection. After Yumiko discovers a strange board game in an antique shop, she gathers four friends to play it, with frightening results. She devises a possible solution to their dilemma based on her experience playing violin in the college orchestra. But will it work? What happens next will test their bonds of friendship. Continue reading →

Horror Toronto: New One-Stop Source for All Things Horror

Horror Toronto logoAs the bewitching season of Halloween approaches, Toronto has a new online resource for all things horror, supernatural, and dark fantasy. Whether you’re a visitor or a local, Horror Toronto catalogs the city’s wealth of offerings from festivals to shopping to performers like the Diet Ghosts. Toronto has become a hidden gem for horror fans. One of the most iconic horror magazines, Rue Morgue, has its headquarters here. And Casa Loma’s annual Legends of Horror is perhaps the premier haunted attraction in North America. All of this activity needed a bigger profile, compiled in one place for easy access. And that’s why I created this one-stop source. Continue reading →