Hail Caesar

      Levi Garcia / Horror
Hail Caesar

Doctor Vanderburg is a snake oil salesman. He's also dying on the side of the road. As chance would have it, Cyrus runs into him and his wagon of wonders and is presented with a gift. Of course it's got a bit of a curse on it.Last Halloween, I had a party. One of the things I wanted to do was to have guests tell ghost stories around a fire. This was a great idea in my head, but then I realized I needed a ghost story to tell. I did the usual Google search, but didn't find anything I was happy with. Most of what I found were urban legends and things that I was aware that the people that I would be telling the story to had probably already heard. I realized that I was just going to have to write my own ghost story. I only had a week before Halloween, but I locked the basic story down and gathered up some props for a theatrical telling which culminated in me throwing a ring into the fire...an action that would probably make sense after reading the story.
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    Snow

      Levi Garcia / Fantasy / Horror
Snow

Chris has to spend his weekend watching his grandfather who is recovering from hip surgery. He doesn't mind doing this, but as an unexpected Texas snowstorm kicks in, they soon realize there's something outside in the snow. Trapped with his grandfather, they must now work together to fight off their snow-born attackers.Broken into 4 sections (Me, You, Us, Forever), "Screaming White Noise" starts with writer's experiences (Me) then moves to his demented vision of love (You). It concludes with a bleak outlook of the present state of the world (Us) and how he hopes to leave it (Forever).
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    The Cave

      Levi Garcia / Fantasy
The Cave

Otho has a job guarding a cave for a wizard. Working for a wizard can be a scary thing, but that doesn't mean that you won't ever get bored doing your job. Just when he starts thinking he needs a career change, a visitor arrives.Wizards live a long time and collect a lot of stuff. They're the hoarders of fantasy literature. However, that doesn't mean that they just collect junk. Due to reasons explained later, they don't always keep their valuable possessions where they actually live. This is the story of Otho who is employed to guard a cave where a wizard's valuable objects are kept. Otho has been guarding the same cave for many years, and has become bored as no one has ever tried to enter. This changes when Prince Landon arrives on a quest to retrieve what is inside the cave. This is also the first of my short stories that feature Prince Landon.
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    Inheritance

      Levi Garcia / Horror
Inheritance

Friends revisit a childhood mystery upon the death of Wesley Miller's grandmother. What they find is far more dangerous and terrible than they could have imagined.Inspired by my love for H.P. Lovecraft, this short story is my addition to the mythos. The old ones can live well beyond our lifetimes, but what do their followers have to show for a lifetime of servitude? What about the ancestors of their followers who unwittingly become the keepers of their secrets?
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