1) Letter from the Editor
This is the first issue of the newest year.
As I announced at the end of the last issue the
E-Rag has become a paid subscription publication.
If you are receiving this and have not paid for
it then you are one of lucky Unlifetime Members.
That means from here until the day I stop
producing this publication you will receive it when it
Fluttering in the cold gale,
Dancing with foot planted,
Curled upon myself.
By no one's choice.
3) Ghostly Illumination #1
In June of 1949 a movie world-shaking event
occurred, the birth of Robert Englund. He grew up
to become a classically trained actor who was doing
such works as by Chekhov, a renowned Russian author and
playwright whose works have invariably been translated
Richard walked across the polished marble
floor ignoring his reflection in the lustrous surface.
Though the floor made his stomach look massive it
wasn't too hard a thing to ignore. The arched
windows high up in the light brown, stone walls let in
only a sombre light that cast the ground level of the
rotunda in weak shadows.
5) Look In Any Window
Warning: May be unsuitable for some readers. This
story contains mature subject matter, disturbing
situations, and coarse language. Reader
Discretion is Advised.
The first time it happened she watched without the import
sinking in. Then she screamed, loud as she could.
Her roommates rushed in. And he disappeared off
into the night. Next time, days later she watched,
the import slowly getting to her a stage at a time.
Then she screamed. Her roommates rushed in.
And he disappeared off into the night.
6) Review: Book of Shadows: Blair Witch Project 2
Book of Shadows is a sequel to the Blair Witch Project that
takes place in the real world, as in where Blair Witch is
a movie that played in theatres. A group of people go
on a guided tour of the places where the film was made
around Burkittsville. They take a bunch of cameras
and tape everything they do. While they are out in
the woods something weird happens and...
7) Review: The Chosen Child
Sarah Leonard is trying to build a new
Senate Hotel in Warsaw, Poland. For all that she
is known as the "Ayatollah", and other names like
"ball-breaker", she cannot get the work to go forward.
A man has been found beheaded inside a broken
sewer pipe at the site. The man is the seventh
victim of the serial killer dubbed "The Executioner".
8) PSY3007 Act #7
Ben's mother said, "He's been running
himself ragged on some kind of school project. I
told him to pace himself. I guess maybe he wasn't.
Certainly he wasn't prepared to come home and find
the house on fire."
His father asked, "But why did he faint after
he heard nothing was harmed except for that flooring in
9) Sommatoria #1
This issue we have delved into some very different areas of
horror. We have been party to things that many others will never
fathom. It is an experience that is personal to each of us,
private to our darkest heart. There are strings of commonality we
may all share, though. Now is the time to think about it as a
whole; one solid, cohesive unit. It is time for the Sommatoria.
10) Bonus: Perspectives at Dawn
The first thing that happened was it went dark. Well, it
would have gone dark if it had not been in the middle of the afternoon. It
was insidious the way things fell together. I'd have bet my left nut that
they planned it that way. It wasn't too hot or too cold, outside or inside.
It was the perfect kind of weather. That weather was to hold for the rest
of the seven-day forecast. Everyone went...