Dog and I are back from holidays and ready to roll. Starting Thursday, there will be a brand new serial available on the site. The story is called the Sunday Witch Hunters. It’s a paranormal comedy-action-drama (in order of appearance) and it follows a group of exorcists in a backwater town as they struggle to fit in, find love, and fight the horrifying armies of the night.
It looks a little bit like this:
“Ah. Wisps are the feeblest forms of demonic life we know of. Any feebler and they probably wouldn’t exist. They’re really nothing more than biting, scratching, malevolent impressions.” Lily caught the flash of anguish on Joe’s upturned face, and added hastily, “But you sure were brave to face them on your first night. No demons are a walk in the park. Unless it’s some sort of park demon. I hear they exist.”
Joe chanced a glance at Lily. He hadn’t really recovered from the embarrassment of being himself, but he liked Lily enough that he wanted to test out a theory. Watching her carefully from the corner of his eye he said, “I guess there was a meaner demon out there, but the Chief took care of it.”
He needn’t have worried watching carefully. A passing meteorite couldn’t have missed Lily’s reaction. She squealed and hopped, a hand fluttering to her platinum ringlets. “He’s so cool, isn’t he? And he always knows just what to do. He’s a good mentor, too. And he looks damn fine in a suit.”
“He’s not too bad,” Joe agreed weakly.
Lily smacked him playfully on the arm. “I’m glad you’re with us. You’re not too bad yourself. Will I see you at the next meeting?”
Joe’s heart soared and plunged like a rollercoaster. Since he was left soaring, he stammered, “Ye- yeah. I’ll be there.”
Lily beamed. She started off down the drive, walking backwards, Drake skulking after her. She called as she waved, “That’s the spirit! Just you wait: next week I’ll have you fighting war devils!”
The serial will be running every Thursday starting the 9th of January. So if you want more, I’ll see you on Thursday! Also coming up this week is Literature Emergency Broadcast episode 3, which will feature an interview with Plague Legacy: Acquisitions author Christine Haggerty.
Thursday the 9th: the Sunday Witch Hunters. Write it in your diary. Write it all over your diary. And then get your sweet ass over here for some demon-hunting hullabaloo.