The Priestess And The Pleasure
a wicked short tale
From Jalapeño Publishing comes a terrifying tale of possession, lust and death. Stay away from the island!
The Voodoo Doll by Andrew Reeves is the official accompaniment to American bass metal act Off The Realm’s powerful new single of the same title. Andrew was commissioned to write his horrific little tale by Tim Black, frontman and mastermind of the US band. Tim’s vision was the creation of a song and story simultaneously, each to compliment the other. Andrew’s short punch of literature is based on the idea of Tim’s foreboding lyrics, which tell the dark tale of an evil voodoo doll who cannot be destroyed. Andrew’s tale echoes the theme and is best taken as a further incident of the doll - perhaps a sequel to the song - who is by Andrew’s description ‘crooked and old as the moon’ and has obviously been wreaking its own version of hell for many generations.
Andrew’s male lead discovers a group of girls dancing naked on a lonely beach, gathering each night to perform a mindless parade around a fire. He soon realises the girls are being mind controlled by a mysterious woman in Priestess robes who conducts them from behind the rocks across the beach, an ancient voodoo doll clenched in her grip, choreographing the dancing girls’ display. Closer inspection reveals the Priestess is in a trance herself, clearly controlled by the eponymous little doll. And the male lead cannot help but turn up every night… is he the final piece of the little doll’s puzzle? Can either of them fight the mental dominion the evil doll holds over them and free the girls from their deadly fire dance – or will defying such ancient evil lead to death?
Readers who purchase Andrew’s terrifying tale will also be eligible to receive a free copy of Off The Realm’s new single, which features a spoken intro voiced by Andrew himself, informing the listener the doors have been locked for their own safety before Tim’s soul-shaking music blows the dust out of everybody’s ears!
You won't want to miss the story or the song!