Tales of Weird Florida

Stories of Magick and Mystery from the Sunshine State

High winds and storm warnings? Not exactly the best time for Eugene Law to be out on the road, but when a message from an old friend lights up the cell phone of Tampa’s finest Magician, Tropical Storm Florence has to take a back seat. The Gloom is hungry, and it’s got a hankering for human flesh. 

Umbralings, truculent spirits, and a very progressive pair of glasses take Gene Law to the brink in this short story from the Tales of Weird Florida.

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Dead Set

Magick demands sacrifice… so does family.

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 his little slice of heaven.

It isn’t long before Gene finds himself neck deep in the Restless Dead, Hell Fleas, Minor Demons, and a daughter that’s a magnet for the dearly departed. Along with a less-than-helpful apprentice, our Magician will discover it’s going to take every ounce of Magick he’s got, and more than a little he doesn’t, for him to survive this one intact.

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.

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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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The Lester Dent Model, my pulp fiction mantra.
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