Tales of Weird Florida

Stories of Magick and Mystery from the Sunshine State

The Sunshine State is known for many things: retirees, golf, beaches, and thinnings—threadbare spots in the veil between the real world and the supernatural. No one really understands why, but Florida seems  to exist at that geometric focal point of weird that makes it ground zero for easy passage between here and the great beyond.

That… and pina coladas, lots of pina coladas.

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Dead Set

Magick demands sacrifice… so does family.

Tropical paradise or retirement home for the bizarre? The Sunshine State gets a bad rap, but it isn’t gravity that brings all the coconuts down hill—it’s Magick. 

For Eugene Law, one of Tampa’s few active Magicians, Florida’s a great place to raise a family. It’s got pleasant winters and plenty of opportunity—that is until an army of the damned rise up to ruin this little slice of heaven.

Magick demands sacrifice, and as Gene Law is about to find out, so does family.

About Martin Shannon

Up to his armpits in alligators...

Martin Shannon’s been using his imagination to avoid weeding since he was in short pants. His first series, Tales of Weird Florida, is an homage to the Sunshine State he knows and loves, and has spent countless hours exploring. It’s got mystery, mayhem, and more than a little Magick. He hopes you enjoy the supernatural side of the upside down state, but if not, he’s got a banjo, and he knows how to use it.

You have been warned.

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Definitely not fake news!

Resources for the journalistically inclined.

Postcards from the Fringe

Learn more about the world of Weird Florida...

On Magick…

The following is an excerpt from the personal archive of Eugene Law, Tampa’s finest—and possibly only—Magician.  It’s Friday and I’m sitting on a chair in the backyard swatting at mosquitoes.
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For real, though: sample posts are great

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