A Coven in Essex County | Beverly

Below is Part 9 of 18 monthly installments for Visitant. ◄◄  Read the first installment / prologue ◄ Read the previous installment, GERTRUDE BEVERLY The opening of the office door was announced by a smell of woodsmoke and tobacco mixed with weird herbs of exotic origin. The tendrils crept like fingers around the portal and into the […]

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A Coven in Essex County | Gertrude

Below is Part 8 of 18 monthly installments for Visitant. ◄◄  Read the first installment / prologue ◄ Read the previous installment, DOROTHEA GERTRUDE A shadow stained the surface of the placid pool, blotching out the stars as its shape realized itself. The thing rose from below with soft watery sounds, stepping onto the asperous terrain of the […]

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Llawenydd

Jonathan Simkins lives in Denver’s RiNo district. He is the author with artist Justin Ankenbauer of the ekphrastic chapbook, Translucent Winds (Helikon Gallery & Studios, 2016). The title poem of his second chapbook, This Is The Crucible(LuNaMoPoLiS, 2017), was nominated for Best New Poets 2016. His poems have appeared in various publications, including Epigraph Magazine, […]

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A Coven in Essex County | Dorothea

Below is Part 7 of 18 monthly installments for Visitant. ◄◄  Read the first installment / prologue ◄ Read the previous installment, DELILAH DOROTHEA Taking a pen in her spasming hand, Dorothea dipped it in the inkwell. It was uncomfortable to hold such a slender object, but she took it upon herself a couple of times a week […]

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A Coven in Essex County | Delilah

Below is Part 6 of 18 monthly installments for Visitant. ◄◄  Read the first installment / prologue ◄ Read the previous installment, BIRDIE DELILAH Delilah had remarried ten years ago, after being widowed by the hypothermic colds that occasionally took non-Innsmouth fishing folk. Clement had been a whaler from Boston who moved to New Bedford for work when […]

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A Coven in Essex County | Birdie

Below is Part 5 of 18 monthly installments for Visitant. ◄◄  Read the first installment / prologue ◄ Read the previous installment, BEULAH BIRDIE Betta’s usual table had been reserved for two at Ridgemont’s. It was at her normal position in the center of the room. She had also insisted tea be on her credit. This was in […]

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A Coven in Essex County | Beulah

Below is Part 4 of 18 monthly installments for Visitant. ◄◄  Read the first installment / prologue ◄ Read the previous installment, BETTA BEULAH It had been years since Beulah had spent any meaningful amount of time in front of her mirror. When the last of her line had left five years ago, she had decided it was […]

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A Coven in Essex County | Betta

Below is Part 3 of 18 monthly installments for Visitant. ◄◄  Read the first installment / prologue ◄ Read the previous installment, An Invitation to Tea BETTA Betta said a little prayer with her hand on the door knob. She was not sure she said all the words right, but she also was not sure it mattered. […]

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