Beauty can be found in so many things,
including the unusual.
the remote and little known rice terraces of yuanyang county in china’s yunnan province were built by the hani people along the contours of ailao mountain range during the ming dynasty five hundred years ago. the terraces, once planted during the early spring season, are then irrigated with spring water from the forest above, which reflect sunlight to create the images seen here.
photos by jialiang gao, javarman, isabelle chauvel and thierry bornier
A work of art created by fields of rice.
All creatures of nature are beautiful,
no matter what creature this might be.
LA SANTA MUERTE
The female grim ripper, or the skeleton saint,
rears her ugly head in Oasis, Florida.
She was last seen in Mexico,
but she has re-emerged once again.
She is the patron saint of vengeance.
Her sister saints offer their followers
rewards of love and money.
But she provides her followers with vengeance.
They just have to pray and sacrifice to her.
She stands with her skeleton body,
her crown tilted on side of her skull,
with her tall stick at her side.
She wants to control Oasis.
But first she must rid the town of all
other evil beings.
THE DEAD GAME
Who are the spirits coming for?
Are they coming for you?
Wide open space.
Looks deserted, doesn’t it?
It is during the day, but
at night dark shadows appear.
Who is their leader?
Who is responsible for the murders
and disappearances in the small
town of Oasis?
Are the shadows human or supernatural?
Find out in The Dead Game
What a beautiful castle.
What secrets has it seen?
Is it deserted, or
do people live there?
And if so, what are their lives like?
And what about the people
who have lived there in the past?
Did they have grand parties?
Or did they have sad lives and now haunt the castle?
So many possibilities.
There’s no limit to your imagination.
With the rising moon come The Dead.
They look human but are from it.
They thirst for blood and
take what they want.
No human is safe in Oasis, Florida.
Looks can be deceiving.
Beware of The Dead.
The Dead Game by Susanne Leist
The evil that men do lives after them; the good is oft interred with their bones -William Shakespeare
The Dead arise with evil in their hearts.
They can be killed by a spell.
Thanks god for witches.
The Dead must be stopped for good.
The Dead Game by Susanne Leist
THE DEAD GAME — DAY 105
By Wednesday morning the town was back to normal: stores were bustling with activity; people could be seen walking and jogging.
Todd slept every night at Linda’s house, driving her to and from work every day. Each night, Sam continued his careful watch over Shana while she slept peacefully. Deputy Carl had stayed only one night with Mike and David, claiming that he hadn’t been able to handle their constant bickering.
Linda was sitting alone at her counter; staring into space, sad over David finding a dead body on the beach. She couldn’t understand how one town could be cursed with so many bizarre events and suspicious deaths.
Shana hurried in, all excited. “We should see how Louise is doing today. I haven’t heard from her since she returned from the dead.” She looked at Linda’s sad expression and the dejected slump of her shoulders and asked, “Are you okay? You look awful—”
“Thanks…I’m fine,” Linda assured her. “I’m worried about Tom and Edward…and now the dead woman on the beach…”
“We can’t do anything to help the woman anymore, but we can still try to locate Tom and Edward. They could have run away…or maybe they were just frightened away. First we must figure out who was behind the awful party. We can begin with Louise and see what she knows—I’m positive that she knows much more than she’s telling.”
Determined to shake off her sad mood, she gave Shana a timid smile. “Okay. I’ll follow you…as always. Lead away.”
Linda locked her book shop before they walked across the street. They entered Louise’s store and were surprised to find it empty of any customers. And Louise wasn’t anywhere to be found.
“This is pretty strange. She’s never left the front desk unattended before…” said Shana while searching for any sign of Louise. Clothes were strewn across the counter—as if she’d run out in the middle of a transaction.
“She did seem different after the accident…I hope she’s all right.” A cold wind whipped past Linda just as Louise ran over to them from the back of the store. She seemed harried and upset, not her usual chatty self.
“I’m sorry, but I’m leaving for the day. Could we get together another time?”
“Sure, as long as you are okay…” Linda wondered why she’d felt the sudden chill just as Louise had appeared—almost as if she carried a cold presence with her. Maybe she was now the walking dead. She shuddered while
scolding herself for having such ridiculous thoughts. She wasn’t going to share that one even with Shana, who was the queen of weird thoughts.
“I’m just fine,” replied Louise, ushering them out of her store.
They found themselves back across the street in Linda’s bookstore, without any new leads from Louise.
“All I wanted to know was if Louise had remembered anything from that night. I’ve never liked her too much anyway,” said Shana.
“I don’t like the way she’d hurried us out of her store. Maybe we should stay away from her permanently.”
“We could try getting information from another source. We’ve never asked Shirley, Hank, or Minnie and Frank what they thought about the party.”
“There are all so secretive, but it’s worth a try.”
“We can interview them tomorrow.”
find out the secrets of Oasis?
Do we dare?
Do we dare not?
We must find the truth.
Come with us.
The Dead Game by Susanne Leist
When you look into the pit of fire,
do you see marshmallows toasting?
Or do you see demons staring out at you?
Each person’s perspective is different,
and mine is creepier than most.
Light the candle
and see where it leads you.
Will it take you out of the darkness,
or lead you further into it?
You can hide your face,
cover it with make-up,
assume strange expressions,
but you are still you.
There is not escaping that truth.
The joy of reading a book.
Sit back and let your imagination drift.
Let it take you to far away places.
Meet new people.
Let your imagination soar to new heights!