The Numinous Storm Has Come

I would like the announcement the publication of The Numinous Storm. A supernatural tale by David Calvert adapted, and co-authored, from a short story by Vince Bios. Check out the story by either the links or going to The Numinous Storm Section on Abnormal Realm. Let us know what you think of the story in the comments and as always feedback is welcomed.

The Numinous Storm: Prologue

My name is Peter J Blattch and I have been involved in journalism for some thirty years or more. One of the first lessons I learnt as an investigative journalist is, being there on the front lines as a story unfolds in order to get an accurate account of the events. Ever since then I have travelled extensively throughout the world and have been at the forefront of civil unrests, marched with protesters against totalitarian regimes and, most recently, went undercover to expose governmental and corporate corruption; an assignment which unexpectedly segued me into chronicling drug trafficking and the seedy underbelly of the sex trade. These assignments were instrumental in the furthering of my career.

But fortunes change, and the capricious Fates who had woven the tapestry of my life now had other things in mind for me. In the course of my work I had made many powerful enemies, men who would stop at nothing to silence me. They almost succeeded. It would take months before I recuperated sufficiently from the gunshot wounds I had sustained during the drive-by shooting that left me fighting for my life. Though many suspected the hit was sanctioned by one of the Mexican drug cartels I had exposed earlier in the year, the subsequent investigation into them led nowhere. It did, however, have a serious knock-on effect to my career; insofar as no-one would hire me for fear of being caught up in further reprisals. I had in effect become persona non-grata. My days as a feature writer and undercover investigative reporter had, to all intents and purposes, come to an end and I found myself covering fringe stories normally doled out to rookie reporters. But what the hell! At least they paid the bills.

I was not embittered by the events that overtook me. I went into this business knowing full well the dangers involved. Nor was I resentful towards those colleagues who had given me a wide berth – most of whom had families to consider. I was already contemplating early retirement at around this period. Now, I reasoned, was as good a time as any to bow out gracefully. But a string of events was about to unfold that would rekindle my journalistic instincts, and my retirement plans were put on an indefinite hold.

Chapter One: The Package
Chapter Two: The Darkening
Chapter Three: The Making of a Warrior
Chapter Four: The Necromancer
Chapter Five: A Serendipitous Encounter
Chapter Six: The “Shadow Man”
Chapter Seven: The End Game

Thanks to David Calvert for authoring and editing The Numinous Storm

David Calvert is a freelance writer and ufologist with several articles and stories published.

3 thoughts on “The Numinous Storm Has Come

  1. John

    Excellent story! Loved the plot! I can’t remember the last time I came across something original like this. Great work. Are you two going to expand on this?


    1. davidcalvert108

      Hello, John. First, let me thank you for your glowing comment on The Numinous Storm. It is much appreciated. As you have alluded to, the story has an open-ended denouement and, as such, has the potential for a sequel. At this juncture, however, I and Vince have other literary projects to contend with – mine being the completion of an occult thriller novel I’ve been working on for the last four years, and a second book of short stories with a science-fiction theme; a genre that is outside my normal literary scope. As you will no doubt appreciate, these projects will take up a lot of my time.

      I have enjoyed my time co-authoring with Vince, and would certainly like to do a follow-on to The Numinous Storm, should time and health issues permit.

      Thanks again for taking the time out to show your appreciation of our work.

      David Calvert



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