Dias de los Muertos: Lunes pt 1-3

Carter punched his younger brother in the side hard. The younger boy cried out in pain and squealed. “Hey grasshopper, we are here” Carter said while grinning like a loon. Ken, blinked the tears out of his eyes and looked around to see the fields of wine stalks that made up the vineyards surrounding his grandfather’s ranch. Ken and his elder brother Carter were going with their eldest sister Sayu to stay at their grandparent’s place for a month. Neither of the boys wanted to go, but it was important to their grandparents and so it was important to their … Continue reading Dias de los Muertos: Lunes pt 1-3

Update

I’m very sorry for being so MIA my blog readers. Currently I am almost done finishing the second draft of Miercoles and the first draft of Lunes. I will return to my professional essay on the Bolshevik revolution soon as well. Since this is the month of Halloween I will try to at least have 4 out of the seven stories done before the 31st. I hope that I can conform to your standards, dear readers. Continue reading Update

Dias de los Muertos Lunes: pt 3

Before either brother could say anything they heard their sister calling them. The two boys exchanged knowing looks and proceeded to join their sister. The courtyard in the center of the temple always made Carter feel queasy. The area smelled of jasmine and other sweet odors that turned his stomach. The incense was always heavy and the entire area was dominated by many candles and elaborate candelabras. Tall statuary of various ethereal creatures and many armed humanoid monstrosities stood in the corners of the courtyard. These stone behemoths were eerie sentinels and always made whoever entered the courtyard uneasy. Sitting … Continue reading Dias de los Muertos Lunes: pt 3

Dias de los Muertos: Lunes part 2

Grandfather and Grandmother were extremely old school and insisted in being addressed as Grandfather and Grandmother. The ranch was their pride and joy and had been their special place for as long as Carter could remember. Ken and Carter followed Sayu and sniggered as she fumbled with the keys and even almost tripped again on her kimono. Sayu glared at them and this just made both of the brothers grin like idiots as she looked like a cute chipmunk when she glared at people. Suddenly with a loud crack that startled all three, the door flew open. An elderly woman … Continue reading Dias de los Muertos: Lunes part 2

Update

ITS OCTOBER HELLLLLLLLLLLL YEAAAAAAAAAAAAAH. Sorry for a lack of posts recently but I wanted to make sure that I had good material to write and was in the right mood. For my birthday I will be going to the beach and hopefully being near the beach will spark my creativity. If nothing else, I will have an updated and better version of Dias de los Muertos: Sabado. I have gotten some great advice from other people and have a pretty good idea on how to make the story better. If you liked that story, I hope the new version will … Continue reading Update

Dias de los Muertos: Update

Hello my fellow bloggers and readers. It is your friendly neighborhood Shadeslayer giving you an overview of the current state of my miniseries, Dias de Los Muertos. For those who don’t know, the name is based on the day of the dead that is celebrated in Mexico. The premise of the series is a selection of stories with cultural differences that are horror themed. Currently the plan is to do seven stories, one for each day of the week in the Gregorian calendar. Currently this is what I have so far and the status report on each. Lunes: Incomplete (pt … Continue reading Dias de los Muertos: Update

Dias de los Muertos: Lunes pt 1

Carter punched his younger brother in the side hard. The younger boy cried out in pain and squealed. “Hey grasshopper, we are here” Carter said while grinning like a loon. Ken, blinked the tears out of his eyes and looked around to see the fields of wine stalks that made up the vineyards surrounding his grandfather’s ranch. Ken and his elder brother Carter were going with their eldest sister Sayu to stay at their grandparent’s place for a month. Neither of the boys wanted to go, but it was important to their grandparents and so it was important to their … Continue reading Dias de los Muertos: Lunes pt 1

Dias de los Muertos: Domingo part 2

Author’s Note If you are enjoying this mini series so far, please leave a review and any sort of criticism you feel my stories deserve. Currently one of my stories has a rough draft out on my blog. Sabado is out but will be edited and modified and if you want to help me make the story better please leave comments and let me know what you feel the strengths and weaknesses of the story are. I am very open to any and all criticism. I have my own vision for where I want to go with these stories but … Continue reading Dias de los Muertos: Domingo part 2

Dias De Los Muertos: Domingo part 1

  June 21, 2054 My Darling, Every day that I remain away from you is a horror beyond anything that I could possibly have predicted. I said I was willing to go to any lengths to procure the cure for you and I meant it, but the strain of being away from you and the children is already starting to get to me. The hot zone is nearly impossible to be in for any length of time but my CO seems to think that the terrorist cells are hiding there. It makes no sense. This area has been uninhabitable since … Continue reading Dias De Los Muertos: Domingo part 1

Dias de Los Muertos: Miercoles preview

Diego was a big video gamer. All his friends and family were aware of it and dealt with it the best they could. Being the youngest out of four siblings meant that Diego couldn’t rely on getting new clothes or new anything. Both of his parents worked long hours and his grandparents were always around to watch the children. Diego didn’t really get to see his parents that much and while some saw it as a bad thing, he was hardly aware of it. His grandparents were very good to him and were like surrogate parents. His abuelo was the … Continue reading Dias de Los Muertos: Miercoles preview

The turning point to mastery

In the dark, I wake… This must a mistake…. My strength is always flagging  I feel like I am stagger-ing.. I must find the strength inside.. find the strength inside……. The mark of mastery is here, deep inside my heart…. Failure is my teacher …. Failure is my master but next time I will win… My weakness…. shadow of strength… the almighty spark buried deep underneath. I will conquer my demons and seize the day…. For now it is my turning point to master… . Continue reading The turning point to mastery

Author’s thoughts

Hey fam, this is your author Shade here reflecting on my first major short story I’ve completed on here. The Dias de los Muertos series of short stories is something I’ve been dreaming up for a while but this first story is very spicy. In the world today, the crisis facing young men is quite staggering. However, many do not take a path that I personally would. The success of right wing crazies around the world is partially due to alienation and the inability of young men to make their way in the world. I sympathize as, I too have … Continue reading Author’s thoughts