29: KRAMPUS VS SANTA

 

 

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The two siblings of the winter holidays meet in combat. KRAMPUS VS SANTA! On episode 29, occult scholar and paranormal investigator of the west, Katie ‘Montana’ Jordan returns to co-host and share her expertise in both the holiday of Yule, holiday traditions and that once-forgotten Christmas bad boy, the Krampus. We’re here to carry the torch of the old traditions, keeping the light alive in dark times.

Krampus is a horned, anthropomorphic folklore figure described as “half-goat, half-demon”,[1] who, during the Christmas season, punishes children who have misbehaved, in contrast with Saint Nicholas, who rewards the well-behaved with gifts. Krampus is one of the companions of Saint Nicholas in regions including Austria, Bavaria, Croatia, Czech Republic, Hungary, Slovenia and Northern Italy.[2][3] The origin of the figure is unclear; some folklorists and anthropologists have postulated a pre-Christian origin for the figure. (From Wikipedia.)

 

 

KATIE ‘MONTANA’ JORDAN

Katie Montana Jordan is a Freelance Writer, Occult Specialist, Paranormal Researcher and Independent Consultant. She is Writing Consultant and Field Researcher to Paranormal Research & Investigations, Independent Consultant to Scottish Ghost Adventures, as well as Occult Scholar to What Are You Afraid of Podcast. Both an ordained minister and pagan priestess, Katie is currently obtaining her PhD in holistic theology. A Whitefish, Montana native, Katie now resides in Portland, Oregon. Follow her on Twitter & Facebook.

Contact Katie directly at katiemontanajordan@gmail.com

 

 

 

 

THE MAN IN FLANNEL GHOST STORY

After talking about holiday plans and feasting, the hosts open the show with Katie’s true ghost story, The Man in Flannel—a story about one of her early supernatural experiences on a Montana ranch. Who was this mysterious man who used to appear to Katie? He bore no malice to her, and then one day, he just vanished.

“I looked up to see the strange man who seemed to be smiling and waving at me.” – From A Man in Flannel.

 

T. Fox Dunham, Phil Thomas & Katie Jordan then discuss the myriad traditions of the winter months. Katie shares her knowledge about the pagan holiday of Yule, talking about the origin of many modern traditions of Christmas—and of course the practice of wassailing, a singing tradition best done with a little beer or in the case of the old tradition, apple cider in bowls. Learn more about the pagan traditions of Yule.

The word wassail comes from Old English was hál, related to the Anglo-Saxon greeting wes þú hál , meaning “be you hale”—i.e., “be healthful” or “be healthy”. (From Wikipedia.)

 

 

 

“Health to thee, good apple-tree,
Well to bear, pocket-fulls, hat-fulls,
Peck-fulls, bushel-bag-fulls.”

— Medieval Wassailing Song

 

 

 

 

KRAMPUS INTERVIEW & SANTA SHOWDOWN

 

Sadistic and quite popular Christmas cards from the 1800s featured many worse fates for bad children.

The hosts of What Are You Afraid Of? Horror & Paranormal Show were honored and terrified to be visited by the ancient Germanic demon of Yule, The Krampus! Now popular in modern media, this demonic evil twin of the traditional character of Santa is interviewed by Katie. They discuss his pagan origins, his personal traditions such as punishing the bad children and his resurgence in culture. Of course, Santa shows up, unable to yield the spotlight, and the two get into a serious melee, all caught on the show. Phil & Fox spectate the battle as the two old rivals battle with instruments of cheer until winner takes all.

Krampus: Oh, JA! You see, I carry a stick with me and basket on my back. If a child has been naughty, I beat them with my stick. If they really make me mad, I shove them in my basket then try to drown them in the river.

 

Fox got a little tipsy on eggnog and rum while fetching the tree last year and sang a little torch song to cheer up his friend Debs. On Youtube! Click here!

 

 

KRAMPUS IS COMING TO TOWN CAROL

Musical performer Rusty Cage performs his new holiday classic devoted to the fiend, “Krampus is Coming to Town.” It’s a dark version of classic Christmas carols performed with folk guitar. Rusty is cult personality on Youtube and popular Indie musician. Make this song a new holiday classic! Let us not forget the Krampus this time of year and our pagan roots.

Find Uncle Rusty’s music on Bandcamp and support Indie artists.

 

 

 

 

THE ELF ON THE FIRE PLACE MANTLE – HOLIDAY HORROR FICTION

They end the show with a new flash fiction piece from host Phil Thomas, a dark holiday story called The Elf on the Fireplace Mantle. It’s a great little dark holiday tale.

Against his children’s sobbing protests, the elf went out in the garbage that night, only to make another appearance the next morning in its usual position above the fireplace. – The Elf on the Fireplace Mantle by Phil Thomas.

 

EPISODE 30: THE 3 GHOSTS (In Time for Christmas!)

Phil and Fox will return for our next episode, The 3 Ghosts, based on the writings of Charles Dickens. Joining them again this year is horror author John C. Foster! He’s the one in the middle, taken at our KGB Club event.

 

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MERCY

(A Horror Medical Thriller Novel from Blood Bound Books.)

MERCY LARGE

By T. Fox Dunham

(Host of What Are You Afraid of Horror & Paranormal Podcast)

FANGORIA gives MERCY 3.5 out 4 Skulls – “Dunham has channeled his many brushes with the other side into the exquisitely rendered, lyrical supernatural hospital thriller MERCY.READ FULL REVIEW HERE.

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Author Tim Waggoner

Part medical horror, part supernatural suspense, MERCY is a hard-hitting fever dream of a novel. I enjoyed the hell out of it!” ~ Tim Waggoner, author of The Way of All Flesh and Eat The Night

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Author David Dunwoody

Pain and poetry flow in equal measure through these pages. Dunham’s prose strikes deep and hits all the right notes. MERCY is unforgettably vivid.” ~ David Dunwoody, author of Hell Walks and The 3 Egos

William Saint is dying of cancer. On most days death seems like a humane alternative to the treatment. Stricken with fever, William is rushed to Mercy—notorious as a place to send the sickest of the poor and uninsured to be forgotten—and finds the hospital in even worse condition than his previous visit. The grounds are unkempt, the foundation is cracking, and like the wild mushrooms sprouting from fissures of decay around it, something is growing inside the hospital. Something dark. It’s feeding on the sickness and sustaining itself on the staff, changing them. And now it wants Willie.

This was my death.

Life is an addiction.

Love is the only force that is real.

Read . . . and understand what I saw. I put it in metaphor. You do not understand what you do not

understand.

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Author of Mercy – T. Fox Dunham

Buy on Kindle at Amazon

Or Buy in Paperback at Amazon

 

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THE MAN IN FLANNEL

The Man In Flannel

A True Ghost Story

by Katie Montana Jordan

 

Listen to the audio version from EPISODE 29: KRAMPUS VS SANTA

His flannel was red and dark blue, long sleeved, and newer looking. I was near the cattle grate, the Man in Flannel was about 50 yards away, standing in front of my chicken coop. It was cold that day on the ranch in rural Montana and I was out tending to my goats, Harold and Maude. I didn’t notice the Man in Flannel until Harold motioned towards him. I looked up to see the strange man who seemed to be smiling and waving at me. Even though I was home alone this afternoon, I wasn’t scared of this stranger on my property because I also had my four dogs out with me. But they didn’t seem to notice him. It wasn’t uncommon to see strangers hike around my property line, usually on their way out to the brush to hunt, but this guy was standing in my yard. When I realized I didn’t see a car that he must have pulled up in, I stood there for minute, eyeing him. I turned my head, not sure why, one of my dogs must have barked or something, and when I looked back up, the Man In Flannel was gone.

My front yard was open, the backside of the cabin sat at a drop off of a steep hill, and the ranch was huge. The chicken coop was locked. There was no place for the Man In Flannel to have run off to that I wouldn’t have seen. And if he had run, my dogs would have chased him. All four of them were near me, as were Harold and Maude. The Man In Flannel seemed to have vanished.

I assumed I had just seen a spirit, but I also did my common rationalizing and considered that I imagined it, or that I misinterpreted whatever I thought I saw. I went back to work. About an hour later, I saw him again. He was closer and definitely smiling. He had dark brown hair and a dark bushy mustache. He was shorter than me and wearing blue jeans. He smiled a big smile and walked behind my barn. I remember taking my gloves off and throwing them on the ground as I ran up to my barn. The Man In Flannel was again gone.

For whatever reason, he made sure I saw him, and he made a point to show me that he was smiling. I didn’t feel threatened or intimidated, but I was a bit bothered that the man chose to appear to me when I was home alone. Why do ghosts have to be cryptic and mysterious? Why couldn’t the Man In Flannel wait until my boyfriend was home, then come knock on the front door and ask to be let in?

I did hear a man’s voice inside the cabin from time to time when I was home alone. Once was a very clear “Hello” when I was standing in my kitchen. Was it the Man In Flannel? Why did he only make his presence known to me? Was he associated to the property? Whoever he was, my animals weren’t afraid of him, so I wasn’t. The impression that I got of him that day in the yard was that he was almost watching out for me. I saw him twice that day, but never saw him again after that.

 

BIO:

Katie Montana Jordan is a Freelance Writer, Occult Specialist, Paranormal Researcher and Independent Consultant. She is Writing Consultant and Field Researcher to Paranormal Research & Investigations, Independent Consultant to Scottish Ghost Adventures, as well as Occult Scholar to What Are You Afraid of Podcast. Both an ordained minister and pagan priestess, Katie is currently obtaining her PhD in holistic theology. A Whitefish, Montana native, Katie now resides in Portland, Oregon.

Work links: 1) pri-wa.com 2) scottishghostadventures.com

Social media links: 1) Twitter: twitter.com/KMontanaJordan 2) Facebook: facebook.com/katie.jordan.581

Contact Katie directly at katiemontanajordan@gmail.com

 

 

28: ZOMBIE HOLIDAY

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MERRY ZOMBIE HOLIDAY!

The undead & flesh-hungry ghouls didn’t satiate their appetites in Zombie Turkey, and they’re back for more brain-feasting in the first episode of the 2016 Yule Season. Horror authors T. Fox Dunham & Phil Thomas dedicate another episode to zombies, inviting famed zombie-author of Empire, David Dunwoody, to an interview and to share an original horror fiction, Pixel. It’s another sick and twisted, festive show that ends when the undead mob devours our fat bodies, stuffed with goose and slowed from drinking too much eggnog.

 

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The decorated tree at city hall in Philadelphia

 

The show opens with a true ghost story, The Harford Road Horror, a paranormal tale sent to the show from an anonymous source in Baltimore, Maryland USA. This is a classic story of the start of an inhuman haunting, and at least the occupants knew when to get out before the walls started to bleed.

I felt a presence outside the bathroom door and never felt fear like this.

 

T. Fox Dunham shares some positive CLOWN NEWS about courageous protestors who use humor and makeup to take on the KKK during a protest in the south. Bravo guys!

 

david-dunwoodyHorror author and zombie-writer David Dunwoody comes to the show to answer questions about his writing career and talk about his new series of books The Strange Dead from Severed Press. Born in Texas and currently wandering somewhere in Utah, David Dunwoody writes subversive horror fiction including the EMPIRE series, HELL WALKS, THE 3 EGOS, and the collections DARK ENTITIES and UNBOUND & OTHER TALES. His fiction has been published by outfits such as Gallery, Shroud, Dark Regions, Permuted and Chaosium.

 

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The Strange Dead – Advances in nanotechnology and medical 3-D printing have revolutionized healthcare worldwide, particularly organ transplantation. Until an experimental product line accidentally winds up in the global marketplace. Until people’s organs begin killing them…then bringing them back. Pockets of humanity fight to subsist in skeletal cities and apocalyptic wastelands. The walking dead are a part of a daily fight for survival and many of the living have gone mad. Andre and Claire are part of a group struggling to rebuild America’s infrastructure. In their way stand not only the hungry dead, but a conspiracy of various factions determined to retain what power they have. In a saga blending intrigue and deception with survival horror, the last good men and women combat their own extinction.

 

Allison Ledbetter narrates Pixel from David Dunwoody—a flash horror fiction about a tiny alien dot that eventually consumes a Robert. We read as his mind and body falls to chaos.

It is the splitting of his skin. He tears his shirt open and gapes as, layer by layer, his dermis peels back in translucent leaves. Pixel is love. Robert is free. – From Pixel by David Dunwoody.

They do an encore of the Zombie’s 12 Days of Christmas and have a delightful holiday carol from artist Debra Mann: Set a Place At Your Table for a Zombie. She plays the ukulele and reminds you to be nice this holiday season to the re-animated. Learn more about the Badgerland project at the Badgerland website and support this effort to bring free and open music from many talented folk performers. It’s a charming holiday-zombie carol, a new standard!

Phil & Fox will return next week with occult specialist Katie Jordan. They’ll be interviewing that forgotten holiday hero, The Krampus! Happy Zombie Holidays!

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MERCY

(A Horror Medical Thriller Novel from Blood Bound Books.)

MERCY LARGE

By T. Fox Dunham

(Host of What Are You Afraid of Horror & Paranormal Podcast)

FANGORIA gives MERCY 3.5 out 4 Skulls – “Dunham has channeled his many brushes with the other side into the exquisitely rendered, lyrical supernatural hospital thriller MERCY.READ FULL REVIEW HERE.

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Author Tim Waggoner

Part medical horror, part supernatural suspense, MERCY is a hard-hitting fever dream of a novel. I enjoyed the hell out of it!” ~ Tim Waggoner, author of The Way of All Flesh and Eat The Night

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Author David Dunwoody

Pain and poetry flow in equal measure through these pages. Dunham’s prose strikes deep and hits all the right notes. MERCY is unforgettably vivid.” ~ David Dunwoody, author of Hell Walks and The 3 Egos

William Saint is dying of cancer. On most days death seems like a humane alternative to the treatment. Stricken with fever, William is rushed to Mercy—notorious as a place to send the sickest of the poor and uninsured to be forgotten—and finds the hospital in even worse condition than his previous visit. The grounds are unkempt, the foundation is cracking, and like the wild mushrooms sprouting from fissures of decay around it, something is growing inside the hospital. Something dark. It’s feeding on the sickness and sustaining itself on the staff, changing them. And now it wants Willie.

This was my death.

Life is an addiction.

Love is the only force that is real.

Read . . . and understand what I saw. I put it in metaphor. You do not understand what you do not

understand.

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Author of Mercy – T. Fox Dunham

Buy on Kindle at Amazon

Or Buy in Paperback at Amazon


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“The Chamber” Kevin MacLeod (incompetech.com)
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“Lamentation” Kevin MacLeod (incompetech.com)
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Castle – Dedicated to HP Lovecraft – by Nemuer from Total Final Album – https://nemuer.bandcamp.com/

Set A Place For A Zombie At Your Table by Debra Mann – Yuletide Entertainments (2012) – Badgerland is licensed under a Attribution-NonCommercial-ShareAlike License. Used with the blessing of Badgerland.

 

HARFORD ROAD HORROR

Harford Road Horror

Maryland, USA

Sent in by Anonymous

Play the audio version read by T. Fox Dunham from Episode 28: Zombie Holiday

My ex wife and I bought a house through an estate that her law firm handled on Harford Road in Baltimore MD.  The person who previously owned the house was in her 90’s and was unfortunately put in a home.  She and her husband were the only owners of the house, built in 1932.  My ex’s lawyer took care of a lot of updates and repairs.  When we moved in there wasn’t much to do, take down wall paper, paint, fix some cracks and electric, nothing major.  It wasn’t the coziest house, but it was a nice house.  There was always a coldness to it, never felt totally ours and homey.

As with most stories, everything started small.  Noises and shadows in your peripheral vision.  I remember one night, we were woken up to what sounded like a window being broken.  I didn’t have a gun yet, but I had an extensive knife collection and a mini cross bow.  She had a bat and her cell phone with 911 pre dialed and ready to call.  We combed the whole house looked outside at our neighbor’s houses and nothing.  We went back to bed.  Our closet door and our wardrobe door would always open on their own.  Our one cat kept getting in the wardrobe so we chocked it up to her opening it, but needless to say we weren’t always sure.  We would be woken up to sounds all of the time of our front door unlocked, unlatching and opening and closing.  Whenever we would go check, it was always closed and dead bolted.  We would see shadows in the laundry room and always felt like we were being watched and followed down there.  We always felt a presence in the kitchen and would sometimes see a black figure in the corner, but only when the lights we out so we assumed shadows.  My ex’s brother lived with us and also confirmed some of the very strange things we experienced, but outside of us three we never told too many people.

So we had a Halloween party and a lot of friends crashed.  For some reason people kept telling us all night that something about the kitchen bothered them, they weren’t comfortable being near the swinging kitchen door and didn’t want to go in there with the lights out to go get a drink.  So the next morning, my best friend woke up and when I came down he asked if I was up in the middle of the night, claimed he heard footsteps all through the dining room, kitchen and upstairs.  He also claimed he heard whispers.  Another night a friend of ours crashed, she woke up to the same things.  The worst was when two of our good friends were having relationship issues and the boyfriend, whom is a former marine, asked if he could stay with us as they worked things out.  He brought some things, including his two guns (he was worried she would hurt herself on purpose and we also planned on going to the range).  That weekend we were going to do a day trip and hit some haunted houses up in PA and a pumpkin patch etc . . . and my brother, who had a key, came over early to meet up with us.  Our friend didn’t know he was coming.  We are woken up to a scream and we run downstairs and our friend was holding his gun and my brother was about peeing himself (he’s terrified of guns, not to mention ever expected to walk into my house to be held up per say).  When we asked him why he had his gun out and loaded, he said he couldn’t sleep because someone was in the kitchen making a lot of noise and when he went to check there was no one there.  he was so spooked by the happenings of  the night, he loaded his gun and slept with it.  So that was just some of the stuff leading up, this went on rather consistently for about 3 or so years.

One night my ex was closing at work and I was home doing laundry and I was up in our bedroom.  I was folding laundry and listening to music and planned to get a shower when I was done.  I was there in my boxers when all of a sudden our two cats jumped up from lying on the bed and starred at the ceiling and starting whining, moaning, and growling.  That really freaked me out, I backed up and then the stereo shut off.  I walked over to try and turn it back on and it wouldn’t turn on, I looked at the cats in the bed and they were still acting strange when this complete feeling of dread over came me.  I saw my phone on the bed, I watched my cats freaking out but I was trapped in my own head, looking out from behind my eyes, like I was separate from myself.  I couldn’t move, all I could do was see.  I started to talk to myself from inside my head, willing myself to move.  It felt like an eternity when finally I snapped out of it and grabbed my phone and ran out of the bed room into the bathroom.  I locked the door and sat on the toilet.  I felt a presence outside the bathroom door and never felt fear like this.  I dialed my ex, voicemail, dialed my best friend, voice mail, I dialed my mom, voice mail.  I sent out texts to everyone and no response.  I sat in complete fear for what felt like hours.  What was actually about 20 minutes later, the feeling just vanished, like it never happened.  Suddenly, I started getting texts, and phone calls from everyone I called.  My mother asked me what was wrong, I sounded absolutely terrified on the voicemail, I asked her why she didn’t call sooner, and she said it just came up on her machine.  My best friend told me he literally just received my texts.  My ex called wondering what was wrong, said her phone never rang.  Just so strange I can’t explain any of it except when I went back into the room, I looked behind the stereo and it was unplugged.

I never did feel like that in the house again, we brought a friend in whom saged the house for us and said a blessing (not saying it correlated) but things happened there until my ex and I separated and I moved out.  Total of between 4 to 5 years.  I always believed to a degree but was skeptical.  Now, I believe.

 

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“Lamentation” Kevin MacLeod (incompetech.com)
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27: DECEMBER DARKNESS

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The darkness is oppressive this time of the season, and horror authors T. Fox Dunham & Phil Thomas return with episode 27 to explore the long nights, providing you some entertainment to get you through the cold season. They bring you a mix of #ghost stories, banter, film crafting and dark fiction drawn from all over the space-time continuum. And more Clown News!

emp-curious-goodsAfter talking some cultural philosophy about the coming winter holidays—Halfway Out of the Dark—they open the show with another true ghost story told to them by Doctor Berrett Ravenhearst from Jim Thorpe, PA as part of their new segment, ghost stories of Jim Thorpe. Fox spent the summer collecting #paranormal experiences from the small mining town in the mountains of Pennsylvania. Crossed Connections, narrated by British folksinger David Walton is another story of the dead reaching out through the phone in a series of supernatural connections or coincidences. You decide.

Phil Thomas talks film making and crafting as he overcomes common problems facing #indie #filmmakers who do not have the resources of corporate studios yet want to produce professional movies. He’s working on the final edits of the short film, A Short Term Effect, soon to be released.

They also talk about their new line of t-shirts available through TeePublic. Phil & Fox have brought in several depraved horror artists to create new designs. They’re available here for purchase along with other items such as mugs, laptop cases, cats. Would you eat What Are You Afraid Of? cereal? The hosts discuss the possibility—better with bat’s blood, not milk.

What Are You Afraid Of?

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Scottish & Canadian blues artist Wily Bo Walker returns with a new song from a collaboration with The Rattlin’ Bone Theatre Show—another dark R&B dirge called ‘Shoot Me Down.’

They close the show with another reading from the KGB Club in Greenwich Village, The Dark Ones Rise—a special recorded on location hosted by T. Fox Dunham to soon be featured through the podcast. Fox reads his potent tale of a Nazi commander hunting the last elf to cure the world of false hope, a story based on Fox’s survivor’s guilt after surviving a rare lymphoma. The Last Elf.

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The show is available through all major podcast services and is on Friday nights at 9PM at PARA-X RADIO. They need your true paranormal experiences. Check out the guidelines at the website and email them to whatareyouafraidof117@gmail.com. They come back in early December with the return of occult scholar Katie Jordan then #horror author John Foster.

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MERCY

(A Horror Medical Thriller Novel from Blood Bound Books.)

MERCY LARGE

By T. Fox Dunham

(Host of What Are You Afraid of Horror & Paranormal Podcast)

FANGORIA gives MERCY 3.5 out 4 Skulls – “Dunham has channeled his many brushes with the other side into the exquisitely rendered, lyrical supernatural hospital thriller MERCY.READ FULL REVIEW HERE.

fangoria

tim-waggoner

Author Tim Waggoner

Part medical horror, part supernatural suspense, MERCY is a hard-hitting fever dream of a novel. I enjoyed the hell out of it!” ~ Tim Waggoner, author of The Way of All Flesh and Eat The Night

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Author David Dunwoody

Pain and poetry flow in equal measure through these pages. Dunham’s prose strikes deep and hits all the right notes. MERCY is unforgettably vivid.” ~ David Dunwoody, author of Hell Walks and The 3 Egos

William Saint is dying of cancer. On most days death seems like a humane alternative to the treatment. Stricken with fever, William is rushed to Mercy—notorious as a place to send the sickest of the poor and uninsured to be forgotten—and finds the hospital in even worse condition than his previous visit. The grounds are unkempt, the foundation is cracking, and like the wild mushrooms sprouting from fissures of decay around it, something is growing inside the hospital. Something dark. It’s feeding on the sickness and sustaining itself on the staff, changing them. And now it wants Willie.

This was my death.

Life is an addiction.

Love is the only force that is real.

Read . . . and understand what I saw. I put it in metaphor. You do not understand what you do not

understand.

mercy-back-cover

Author of Mercy – T. Fox Dunham

Buy on Kindle at Amazon

Or Buy in Paperback at Amazon

MUSIC CREDITS

“The Chamber” Kevin MacLeod (incompetech.com)
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“Classic Horror 3” Kevin MacLeod (incompetech.com)
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“Tranquility” Kevin MacLeod (incompetech.com)
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“Shoot Me Down”  – Wily-Bo Walker & The Rattlin’ Bone Theatre Show. Played with special permission. All rights remain. http://wilybo.com/