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Authors: Jeremy Bishop

Tags: #Literature & Fiction, #Genre Fiction, #Horror, #Occult




Jeremy Bishop



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© 2010 Jeremy Bishop. All rights reserved.

This is a work of fiction. Names, characters, places and incidents are products of the author's imagination or are used fictitiously and should not be construed as real. Any resemblance to actual events, locales, organizations or persons, living or dead, is entirely coincidental.

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Table of Contents:


Chapter 1

Chapter 2

Chapter 3

Chapter 4

Chapter 5

Chapter 6

Chapter 7

Chapter 8

Chapter 9

Chapter 10

Chapter 11

Chapter 12

Chapter 13

Chapter 14

Chapter 15

Chapter 16

Chapter 17

Chapter 18

Chapter 19

Chapter 20

Chapter 21

Chapter 22

Chapter 23

Chapter 24

Chapter 25

Chapter 26

Chapter 27

Chapter 28

Chapter 29

Chapter 30

Chapter 31

Chapter 32

Chapter 33

Chapter 34

Chapter 35

Chapter 36

Chapter 37

Chapter 38

Chapter 39

Chapter 40

Chapter 41

Chapter 42

Chapter 43

Chapter 44

Chapter 45

Chapter 46

Chapter 47

Chapter 48

Chapter 49

Chapter 50

Chapter 51

Chapter 52

Chapter 53

Chapter 54

Chapter 55




33 A.D. excerpt by David McAfee

“It is easy to go down into Hell; night and day, the gates of dark Death stand wide; but to climb back again, to retrace one's steps to the upper air - there's the rub, the task.”


-- Virgil,







Ice cold air seeped through the slate gray stones of the cell wall, infusing the darkness with a biting chill. But it wasn’t the frostbite taking root in Matt Brenton’s toes that held his attention. Nor the frost coated layer of bile clinging to his ten day old beard. He’d grown accustomed to the company of pain and filth. With each rise and set of the sun—seen only as a reflection of light through the cell door—Brenton’s mind slipped further from reality and into a kind of hellish dream world. Pain numbed his mind. Time escaped him. But his captors had taken notice and were making an effort to regain his full attention.

Brenton stared at the hand on the table. Skinny, frail and bloody, it didn’t look like his, but the pain pulsing up his arm and radiating through his body confirmed it with each whack of the blade. Brenton twitched as the dull fishing knife neared the third finger of his left hand. He wasn’t sure if the rusty odor filling his nostrils came from the blade or his blood, but it centered him enough to speak.

“Wait,” he
his voice like a pitiful stranger’s. “Please, don’t.”

The masked face of his torturer, a man without name who reeked of garlic...or body odor, lowered into view. “Tell me what I want to know,” said the voice with no accent. “No further harm will come to you. Just confirm for me what I already know to be truth and you will be set free.”

The knife rested on the skin of his ring finger, just above the spot where a wedding ring would soon rest. His mind, desperate for distraction, flashed back to his proposal and found perspective instead.

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