Short stories tagged with Dark Magic.
Listing 6 stories.
A small town police chief is in over his head when a local family's home burns down in an unexplainable fire, and the key witness to the tragedy claims it is the work of the devil. Determined to solve the mystery, the police chief tracks down the devil herself and must face the flames.
After a tense dinner party at a wealthier family's house, a young girl and her family get into a car accident that sets the girl's life on a dark and magical trajectory. Once she grows older, she sets out on a road trip with hopes to leave her haunting past behind and start anew elsewhere.
An unhinged literary professor explains conspiracy theories about Poe's "The Masque of the Red Death" and incarnations of an unholy trinity as he presents an off-beat lecture to his unsuspecting students.
Entranced by the allure of real magic, a market boy is appointed court magician for a cruel regent. Only when he begins to lose the things he loves does he realize he was not ready to pay the cost.
A librarian's apprentice copies down the contents of a strange green book which contains the trapped soul of a dead woman.
An archaeologist on a dig in Africa uncovers a shard that brings the dark magic of the Brotherhood of the Higher Ones to the present day.