The Fallen Chronicles: Episode 18


[] Mike, Greg, Davin, and their anxious companion Emily stood on boulders overlooking Lake Michigan’s rolling, deep blue waves. Despite being early summer, an icy wind stung their cheeks. Mike and Greg seemed unaffected, but Davin and Emily shivered. Calvary Cemetery, in Evanston, Illinois, lay behind them beyond a low stone wall. “Can you believe […]

The Fallen Chronicles: Episode 17


[] The University of Illinois campus in Champaign-Urbana bustled with activity as the Fallen slipped into the crowd with relative ease. Unknown to the young men and women walking to and from class, the five interlopers had come with motivations very different from passing a final exam. In the main quad, Mike, Aurelia, Emmet, Greg, […]

The Fallen Chronicles: Episode 16


[] The Fallen’s dark blue Toyota Corolla skidded around a sharp turn in the gravel road in rural Coles County, Illinois. Mud spattered its black and yellow bumper sticker, which read “necrophilia is dead” in skeletal lettering. Greg, Davin, and Emmet joked, shoved, and elbowed one another in the backseat. “Hey, who do you think […]

The Fallen Chronicles: Episode 15


[] The Fallen stood, thrashed by wind, in the shadow of an imposing stone building. Occasionally, a car rushed past on the road and voices echoed from nearby commercial parking lots, but all were oblivious to the four interlopers. “Gentlemen, somewhere in this building is the solution to our coydog mystery,” Emmet announced, his hands […]

The Fallen Chronicles: Episode 14


[] With the paved road nearly out of sight, Mike, Davin, Aurelia, Emmet, and their new companion Emily strolled up the dirt trail toward the summit of a small hill. Fallow cornfields flanked them on both sides, and a stand of trees obscured the brick building at the end of the trail. Wind whipped across […]


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