2. The Séance
“Countless times, I have drawn closed the black curtains against the daylight, clasped hands with believers and cynics alike, and claimed to raise the dead. Some believe I actually bring forth ghosts, and others hold tight to their disbelief. But no matter how cynical, there is always the glimmer of fear in their eyes when the possible supernatural crowds the room with them. When the whispers fill their ears and they feel the brush of an unseen hand. Fear of the darkness, and of what they do not understand. Or perhaps it is not fear, but guilt.
“Is it ghosts that truly haunt us, or the memory of our own mistakes that we wish we could undo?”
– The unpublished memoirs of Jasper Maske: The Maske of Magic
Interested in more? Shadowplay, the sequel to Pantomime, will be released January 7, 2014.