The existence of the soul had been long debated. An element so vital to existence that every belief system throughout history hinges on what roams inside our bones. The truth of what makes us human. An image of the unseen God. I have seen it. And now so have you. I’ve never been a man… Continue Reading

Hazael’s Curse

  On the eastern end of town, just past the aged chapel but just before the creek, rests the Howells’ abandoned farmhouse. The blood red paint had chipped and dulled to rust in the forsaken seasons, losing the luster of love. The grass grew high, swallowing stones and the bottom of broken tractors. Every kid… Continue Reading

Haunt of the Midnight Orchid (Part 2)

    CHAPTER 4: THE NEXT DAY/PRUNING   Morning light chased away the stars, turning purple sky blue and then yellow. A powerful force left a weightlessness within the air to the scent of flowers as David found himself back in his room, laid out in his bed, refreshed. It didn’t feel like a dream,… Continue Reading

Haunt of the Midnight Orchid (Part 1)

CHAPTER 1: BIRTHDAY   Inside us all is a carnal hunger. A desire that springs from the deepest fountain within our souls. Reason… Logic… Understanding… all earthly commitments become obstacles to overcome in pursuit of the grand appetite. Cold air poured from the open mouth of the refrigerator. Bottles clanked within the buzzing glow of… Continue Reading