This is a Christmas present for my friend Saana from Finland. Sisu is a uniquely Finnish term defined as a special strength and persistent determination; a resolve to continue and overcome in the moment of adversity…an almost magical quality, a combination of stamina, perseverance, courage, and determination held in reserve for hard times.
This has basis in an actual event. The Mary Celeste was a ship that embarked from New York to Italy in 1872. She was later found completely seaworthy but without a soul aboard. For more on this see: http://www.deafwhale.com/maryceleste/
This story is from the perspective of the ghost of a suicide. Though short, it is meant to be an emotionally powerful story.
A Vatican Librarian documents the annihilation of a vampire on the island of Chios in Greece.
This is my contribution to James Bowers Project #6 - Artificial Intelligence.
In 1531 Juan Ponce de Leon was killed by Calusa Indians as he explored Southern Florida. Rumor has it that he searched for the Fountain of Youth. He never found it, but what if...
When I read the Catharist belief that procreation is Satan's work and shouldn't be practiced I started thinking: What if everyone adopted that belief and no more children were born? Ultimately... Notes Information concerning Catharist beliefs came from The Medieval Source Book. The xenophongroup provided the history of the Albigensian Crusades.
This was inspired by a drawing my friend Crymson-Rayne drew a while ago, which can be viewed here
A butler explains what happened when his employer dabbled in the "black arts".
Typical genii in a bottle story. Written The Herscher Project #11 'Careful what you wish for...'
This was written for the 130th anniversary of the Gettysburg Address November 19, 1863. In attendance are 2 very special delegates - Thomas Jefferson (1743-1825) & Benjamin Franklin(1706-1790) - they're concerned about their country during this time of civil conflict, and have appeared to hear what President Lincoln has to say...