From The Witch’s Hand, Chapter 12, “A Leap in the Dark”

        Deep in the night, long after Matins, Malaxia entered her sanctum with a candle and went all the way to the rear, the candle dancing splinters of light over and amidst the amethyst. Setting it down, she regarded the skull in its niche.         “Are you there, you charlatan?”         There was […]