The Damned May Enter – Chapter 20

Chapter 20 Chaparral – Escondido, California “Dad, you need to get down to Escondido now! It’s Jacob, he was in a terrible motorcycle accident this morning,” said Mak with a trembling voice over the phone. “What?” asked Daniel, in disbelief, as a cold shock ran through his veins. “He’s been airlifted to Palomar Hospital. They […]

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The Damned May Enter – Chapter 19

Chapter 19 Tehran, Iran – Kaspiysk, Russia             A late model Toyota Land Cruiser was waiting outside Evin Prison at nearly 3 AM for Malachi and Lt. Col Mahmood. Sgt. Yahyai was in the driver’s seat. Mahmood helped Malachi into the back seat. He had inadvertently placed his hand on Malachi’s back, which bore the […]

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The Damned May Enter – Chapter 18

Chapter 18 Tehran, Iran Lt. Col. Mahmood entered the Evin Prison in the early hours after midnight, after pulling through the checkpoint in his Nissan sedan. He had not obtained clearance to secure Malachi’s release, but every passing day posed a great threat to Malachi’s life and the pivotal role he was to play in […]

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Yeats’ Haunting Vision – The Second Coming

There are few poems in the English language as bone-chilling as WB Yeats’ “The Second Coming”. This year marks the century anniversary of a poem that captivated and terrified the modern world. One needn’t be familiar with Yeats’ Irish nationalism, Theosophical inclinations, or his occultism to gain entrance into his imagistic rendering of the collapse […]

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The Damned May Enter – Chapter 5

Chapter 5 Oceanside – Escondido, California               Malachi left his high school graduation ceremony with one thing on his mind: mischief. He partied hard that Friday night in Escondido, slept off a hangover, and headed out to the beach on Saturday afternoon. He and some friends borrowed one of their parents’ RVs and were […]

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The Damned May Enter – Chapter 3

Chapter 3 Escondido – Los Angeles, California   The bleeding wouldn’t stop. Dawn clasped his hand in hers as life drained from her body as if to blunt the inevitable blow. The automobile accident caused too much trauma to her internal organs; all the doctors could do now was keep her comfortable before she slipped […]

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The Damned May Enter – Chapter 4

Chapter 4 Paris, France               Daniel was annoyed for some inexplicable reason. A talkative young dark-haired woman had spent the last two hours sitting at the bar at Chez Ammand chatting up the bartender about living in Paris. He was working on lecture notes out of Isaiah for a seminar at the Sorbonne.  She […]

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