from Banished by Jessica Fortunato, one of eleven stories in our new supernatural/dark-fantasy


He held up his hands in surrender. “I’m not here to start trouble. I am just doing some research for my thesis.”

“If you don’t get out of this bar, you are going to be writing your thesis via Ouija board.”

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About JRWesley

JR, aka Jesi, is the founding editor of Crimson Melodies Publishing – a micro-press for dark-fantasy with heart. Her formal education was in Information Systems and Technology with a minor in Business, but her passion has always been for all things literary. Outside of Crimson Melodies, Jesi is the PFWA’s Chief Information Officer. When not editing, reading, or attempting to uncover all the writer groups in Greater Philadelphia on behalf of the PFWA, Jesi is a writer, a Dungeons and Dragons Role-Player, and small business technology consultant. There aren’t enough hours in the day, but she works with what she has and one day hopes to be able to publish her own book alongside the authors she’s proud to work with.