Paul’s Paranormal Portfolio – Online Stories
Welcome back to another edition of the portfolio. It’s been a while since we chatted but as they say, life gets in the way. In this edition of the portfolio, I would like to highlight three online stories that I have been reading. These stories are considered to be in progress and are updated according to the author. All these stories can be found on the Castle Roland (castleroland.net) web site.
The first story is a fantasy story by AB called The Chronicles of Valana: Shadowlands. Marco and Lucas are ten year olds living in Manhattan. Near their home is a demolition site for the Artifacts Museum. One day while playing in the rubble, they find an ancient medallion. They are transported away from New York and land in the middle of a forest where a knight approaches them. The pair escapes the knight but use of magic. Clearly not in their own world, the pair set off to find out where they have landed and if there is any way for them to return home. On their journey, they discover that one is an elven prince and the other a “talker” who can act as a translator not only of humans but animals and nature as well. The pair must now travel to the elven lands to fulfill their destiny of saving this strange world in which they have entered.
The second story is The Prince of House Vladd by Arthur. Peter is celebrating his fifteen birthday. His father takes him to a birthday party in his honor. When he arrives to the mansion where the party is being held, he finds out there is more to this world than just humans. Peter is actually Prince Piotr, heir to the vampire House of Vladd the Impaler. Peter is a daywalker, a vampire who can go out in sun. His father tells Peter that he will be the next leader of the Vampire council with the princes of the other vampire houses as his guardians. Peter sets about learning his way but there are those who believe Peter is an easy mark. Peter and his guardians must defend against this threat. In book two, a religious demagogue has been elected president and is starting a crusade against all non-conforming people. Peter, his mate and their son must escape before forces reach them and bide their time in Latin America.
The third book is not a paranormal book but deals with the apocalypse. The Day of N by Kyle Aarons tells the story of seven scouts ages eleven to twelve who are out at a camp out with their scout master Scott Korbal. They are biking near where they are camping when there is a flash in the distant sky. Scott’s bike blows a tire and he takes a tumble, breaking his arm and several ribs. The boys notice several mushroom clouds in all directions along with missiles flying upward as an apparent counterstrike gets on the way. Scott knows that he must get the boys to safety as quickly as possible. He also realizes that without medical help, he is more than likely going to die soon due to his injuries. As a former special forces ranger, he is determined to impart his knowledge to these young men about the new world that they live in before his time is up.
I hope you find these stories as engaging as I have. If you have your favorite online paranormal stories please share them in the comments section. I would like to keep this limited to story sites and not author blogs where story previews are often shared and later published. Until next time…