S A M E N E S S
Nine months of sleep, three months of being awake, that's how the year goes for us. Half of us wake up tired and sore while all of us wake up smelling of either lotion or bleach. But during the nine month period of hibernation, I woke up.
And now I know why I always wake up sore and reeking of bleach.
SAMENESS. WHAT WE STRIVED FOR SO LONG TO ACHIEVE. BUT WHAT IF YOU'RE DESTINED TO BE DIFFERENT?
Humans have always strived for equality, for everyone to be treated equal. We finally reached the point of this harmony, this level of sameness--and everyone is happy. Many, many generations later.
But what happens when, in a wold of people knocked down and stood up to be exactly alike, a person wants to be different? What if they're destined to be unique in a world of strict equality?
One little girl, kidnapped at the age of five.
One angel, drifting away from the promised land.
Peregrine controls her nightmares, this angel, and he's taken a liking to manifesting fear and being in control. But when he learns of her predicament, his emotions attach to her and he is sent to find and save her. But there's something sinister controlling her now...
Zinnia was only five when the men came for her. She was a few hours older when the nightmares attacked. But there's something more to this constant slumber, something that will soon reside inside of her, and it's something only she can exorcize.
Can Peregrine, the Nightmare Dreamweaver, save her from the road she unwittingly tumbles down each day, or will she be fuel to the eternal fire burning beneath her feet?
Will Zinnia find strength and save herself, her eternity, and, possibly, the others that are like her? Or will she turn her back and crumble beneath the weight of evil residing inside her brain?
K. Weikel has written several books and many more short stories, poems, and creative essays. Read them all here, each one different from the next and ranging from general fiction to fantasy to horror.
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Nightmares have visited her every night for as long as she can remember. She would draw them out, hoping they'd disappear from her mind. Sometimes it worked, other times it didn't.
And then, one normal day, the characters from these dreams of terror materialize, making Krystal question both reality and her sanity.
When two of these characters reveal themselves as friends, they ask for her help, quickly earning her trust. They stumble across an old curse cast on Krystal's great-great-great-grandfather that will soon be bestowed upon her own shoulders.
Can Krystal break the curse and dodge the prophecies appearing, or will she get caught up, destroying her town and, soon after, the world?
I see things that nobody else sees
My family seems to be perfect from the outside looking in. We have the big house, the money for things, the million-dollar-smiles… but nothing is ever as it seems.
We’re plastic. We’re fake. So fake, in fact, that we hide the little things about us, we hide everything about us, to be more specific. My dad does things he isn’t supposed to, and my mom is taking it hard. My brother has a full ride to any college of his choice, and he’s blowing it away like it’s nothing at all.
So what would happen if someone found out about us? If they saw through our little charade? If they looked past the kitchen curtains that hide every conversation my parents have with each other? What if we were exposed for who we really are, instead of who everyone thinks we are?
INSPIRED BY MELANIE MARTINEZ' SONG DOLLHOUSE
Angelica Spott thought it was over.
The doctors said they would go away.
The doctors said they wouldn't come back.
After all, the doctors know best.
But the doctors were wrong.
Now they're back.
And they're worse than ever.
Angelica can't run from them.
She can't hide.
They're in her head.
They're in her life.
And they won't go away.
Can Angelica get away from the figures that haunt her nightmares?
Starfire lives in a wold where dragons and dragonriders are everywhere. She ran away from home when she was little, due to bad living situations and she lost her dragon when she was nine. She was then cursed for eternity.
And then a boy shows up, and he appears to be her dragonrider. She doesn't even know if that's possible, because of the fact that she used to be human.
Ride along over the clouds with Starfire as she tries to reverse the curse, running through labyrinths to get to the cure.
“There’s a world,” he began as he leaned up against one of the poles surrounding the fountain. I wanted to laugh at the cheesiness of the moment, but I couldn’t. My eyes were caught on his, and I wasn’t able to look away. I was mesmerized. By what, I’ve no idea. But I was. “It’s dissimilar from the one you perceive. You are a great force in this world of weakness, and there is little that can overpower you, but many still attempt. And the look you’re giving me now is one I never received before I escaped from my painful cocoon; no one would give me the time of day. Now even you want to converse with me. Nothing is more marvelous than this life I’m existing in, Catrina.” He dropped his hand and looked into my eyes. “And since you are the one I’ve chosen, since you are the one that I had at least called a familiar acquaintance, I have decided to ask you this question of a lifetime.”
He pushed his fingers through his hair, seeming almost nervous as I tried to comprehend what these words mean. More riddles. Harvey reached forward and touched my arm, running his hand down to my elbow. I stood there, marveled, and confused, chills running down my body from his cool touch.
“Would you like to be a part of this new world, Catrina?”
The Haunted Mansion Series
All three of the first books in the Haunted Mansion Series are here - with an announcement at the end! Watch the old stories play out one more time before the new announcement from K. Weikel changes everything.
In with the old -
And in with the new
It's Halloween night, the night Megan can finally see what's going on inside of that old mansion at the end of her street. But things don't turn out the way she thought they would. She returns the next morning, only to meet her fate, and - a change of weather? No. A change of her.