“The Goyle and the Rogue” by Alexandra Grunberg

A cherry-wood wardrobe, wet and rotting. A silver-rimmed mirror with a single crack, jagged as a lightning strike. A ruby-encrusted jewelry box, a moldy velvet pillow, a porcelain figurine of a horse half-submerged in mud. All gifts to placate the beast of the swamp, the ravenous Goyle. Sylvia reminded herself that the beast had not risen from its abode since the town started leaving their … Continue reading “The Goyle and the Rogue” by Alexandra Grunberg

“Return of the Egregore” by Jack Massa

He started as a character in an online game. But then his image spread across the internet, a meme associated with a long list of hate groups and beliefs—racism, anti-immigration, misogyny, to name just a few. In magical circles, he was identified as an egregore; a being created by the thoughts of many people that takes on a life of its own. Continue reading “Return of the Egregore” by Jack Massa