Goddess of the Wild Thing
Paul DeBlassie III
Genre: Horror , Sci Fi and Fantasy
Goddess of the Wild Thing is a dramatic tale of one woman’s spiritual journey where magical happenings, unexpected turns of fate, and unseen forces influence her ability to love and be loved.
Eve Sanchez, a middle-aged woman and scholar of esoteric studies, encounters a seductive but frightening man who introduces her to a supernatural world in which the wicked powers of a surrogate mother’s twisted affection threaten love and life.
In the mystic realms of Aztlan del Sur, Eve and three friends struggle with whether bad love is better than no love and discover that love is a wild thing.
Eve sharpened her focus. She saw
the sharp nail of a witch’s right finger tracing Graciéla’s image on a
foggy mirror in a grungy bathroom, touching the center of the mirror
with a hatred so intense, the glass burned red hot. The mirror in
Graciéla’s kitchen cracked. Shards jettisoned at the old healer then were
magically warded off and drifted in place about her head and
Graciéla’s energy, tired as she
was, had fended off the pointed
She hadn’t been impaled. But
the strain had ushered her from
one world to
the next. Death came not by
the hand of another but by a
and body defending itself.
Eve, shaken, allowed her soft
touch to stay on Graciéla’s forehead, confirming the horror of what
she’d seen. Shamanic wisdom, often discussed between the two
kindred souls, spoke to Eve as
she stroked her friend’s head,
remembering that death provided passage for one
whose life had been well spent and
whose time had come.
After a few moments, she closed
her friend’s green eyes and whispered tenderly, “Always my friend,
always love, always together in life and in death.” She stood and wiped
the tears from her eyes. A gray-brown, green-eyed, great horned owl
hooted from the largest cottonwood branch outside the back window.
Eve heard Shirley finishing her call to the EMTs and police, and then
walking to the front of the store to await their arrival.
One large shard lay at the
end of the table, sharp tip pointed outward. It reflected Eve’s
image, a glowing red ember menacingly
centered at the brow point.
Paul DeBlassie III, Ph.D. is a depth psychologist and award-winning writer living in his native New Mexico. He specializes in treating individuals in emotional and spiritual crisis. His novels, visionary thrillers, delve deep into archetypal realities as they play out dramatically in the lives of everyday people. Memberships include the Author’s Guild, the Depth Psychology Alliance, the International Association for Relational Psychoanalysis and Psychotherapy, and the International Association for Jungian Studies.