Chapter 27 – It’s Time To Tango (Part I)

“Why did you send me the list of professors that you did?” Elaine asked. Warren blinked a few times and rubbed his temple, he looked to Toller as if for help, but she only shrugged. “Must you hang from the ceiling like that?” he asked, still craning his neck. “Come to think of it, how […]

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Chapter 26 – Something Strange is Afoot (Part II)

“You think the message from Mercer is legit?” Toller asked Warren as she eased the car into the parking space—the wheels crunched over a carelessly discarded soft drink there. The side of the ASU Bookstore loomed large in front of them, the sun had already fallen far from its zenith in the sky and now […]

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Chapter 26 – Something Strange is Afoot (Part I)

“Boss,” Hadaly said, her voice projected from the speakers on Elaine’s Enoch so that Frog could hear it as well. “I think that Operation Honeypot has revealed something interesting when correlated with the bitcoin transactions related to the Tango’s professors.” Elaine and Frog had crossed most of the campus between the Math buildings and the […]

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Chapter 25 – Knocking Open Doors (Part II)

Morehouses’s office was occupied. When Frog opened the door she thought it had been unlocked by the KNOCK spellcode earlier; but instead of it being empty, she discovered a male student hunched over a computer screen, headphones on, tabbing through charts. The tinny sound of his loud metal music could be heard spilling wicked bass […]

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Chapter 25 – Knocking Open Doors (Part I)

Every lock in the entire hallway in both directions simultaneously unlatched itself after Elaine ran the KNOCK program on the Enoch. The initial gong chime produced by the program triggered a cacophony of rattling locks that chunk-chunked down the hallway across each door. The group stood stunned in front of the door they wanted to […]

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Short Story: Vulnerable (Part IV)

“She won’t die, exactly,” Elaine said. “Hadaly-Actual is here and she’ll live on.” “Aren’t we obliged to at least try?” “No,” the two AI’s said in unison. “It is Hadaly’s persona, her decision,” Elaine said. “I know we don’t have time to get down to brass-tacks about the definition of what-is-alive, but right now Hadaly…Eigen […]

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Black Hat Magick is a serial webfiction occult magick and cyberpunk story set in Tempe, AZ at Arizona State University. It features the strange happenings that occur all around campus–unbeknownst to many of the students–a socially challenged but brilliant computer geek named Elaine, a ex-cheerleader now Chemical Engineering major named Frog, and an android named Hadaly. The Black Hat Magick Detective Agency–Elaine’s brainchild–acts as both a source for technical computer help and a supernatural clearinghouse for even the weirdest problems that ASU students might run into.

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