An Invitation To Join Us At Echo Bay’s Premier Gentlemen’s Club: “The Corsair Cabaret”

If you’ve ever thought about stepping out of your ordinary life and experiencing something extraordinary and memorable for just one weekend, the time to do it is now! The Retrogressive Motion of The Aquarius Wave is at its Prime Temperature this weekend and we’re celebrating! From Friday June 14th until Sunday June 16th, under the influence of the Aquarius constellation, the waters of Echo Bay will resonate with the bioluminescence of the annual psykotrix algae bloom. This is a time when you should open yourself completely and accept the influence of outside innovation and change. It’s an ideal time for rituals, especially those involving transformations and new beginnings and that’s why this weekend only we’re waiving all cover charges at the Echo Bay’s Premier Gentlemen’s Club!

The Lodge of the Ancient Order of Közeron

Sent: June 4, 2024 – 11:42am To: ericvandersmith@gmail.com From: james.devin@lodgeofkozeron.org CC: james.kevin@lodgeofkozeron.org Subject: Application for Membership with the Lodge of the Ancient Order of Közeron Hello Initiate Eric! I’m Devin. My brother Kevin and I shall be your stewards during your time as an Initiate with the Lodge of the Ancient Order of Közeron. This email serves as your official notice that the Lodge has received your application and granted you the opportunity to proceed. As your stewards, we are responsible for conveying essential information and answering any questions during your Initiate phase. Kevin is copied on this email. Please use “reply all” when responding to ensure both our email addresses are included: james.kevin@lodgeofkozeron.org. Add us to your contact list to prevent our messages from landing in your spam folder. As you know, this brotherhood is unlike typical university fraternities. We’re not a keg party house or part of “Greek Life.” We have much older traditions. Read More …

The Legend of Mermaid’s Roost

We look the same and we always have but we couldn’t be more different from each other. I think that’s the best place to start with this. Some identical twins have a lot in common. They like the same foods, the same things on television, some even spend their entire lives dressing in the same clothes, but we were never those girls.

I’m The Head Librarian, Actually

Before I begin to tell you everything that’s happened, I think it is important to ask yourself whether you think a madwoman would be able to hold the position of head librarian at Echo Bay’s prestigious Eldertide Polytechnic University for 19 consecutive years? Do you think something like that would be possible? It’s a rather difficult job to manage such a vast collection of reference materials–to ensure that they’ve been organized and categorized and reshelved correctly and logically once they’ve been borrowed and returned. It really does take a lot of skill.

The Feast of Midnight Stares

Chapter 1 – Slaughtering Day Monday, November 20th, 2023 Father says that being thankless is a sin–the worst sin, but I haven’t found much to be thankful for this past week and I’m trying really, really hard. I promise I have been and I’ve been praying too. Zygomar is usually the loudest so I started invoking him–this all started in his name after all–and when that didn’t work I even prayed to the lesser gods Yogtroth, Trula and Vaneshka for help or guidance. For bravery, retribution or wisdom anything at all they might bless me with too, but I haven’t heard a single one of them since all of this started.

The Whisper Worms

I don’t know how to begin. It might not matter where I begin. You might not even believe this. I don’t even know if I do. It’s been almost two days and I’m still hoping this is an awful nightmare and I might wake up. Any minute now I might wake up. Please, please wake up. This all started yesterday. I brushed my teeth when I went to bed the night before. They were all there. I didn’t count them or anything but they’re my teeth, so what I’m saying is…have you ever chipped a tooth? You know when it’s happened. Almost immediately.

Is This The Sound Of Love?

Some nights I wake and everything is just as it was the night before and I’m still okay. Some nights I wake and it’s there. It’s never stopped; not even after all of these years. Decades. I wonder how many people grow up to find that they’re still surrounded every single one of their same high school friends even twenty years later? It’s probably not a lot.

The Lost Ones

Part I A little over a week ago is when Kariann Rose Nathan went missing. In the photo they used on the flyers and the social media posts that the whole town is sharing, she’s holding a stuffed giraffe and smiling wide. They’re sharing that same picture on the news as well. It’s her most recent photo. The setting is the fair and the fair is still in town for another week.