The Half-ghosts

Go to Wattpad.com and look under LeslieCopeland2 for daily installments of my latest spirited short novel, The Half-ghosts. What's it about? Well . . . Hemmett d'Espers-Fitzhugh is sick and tired of school at the Interspiritual Academy of Portales Espirituales. Most of the students are half-ghosts like him--either his own cousins or kids he's known … Continue reading The Half-ghosts

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Timelines

Able Bastyr d'Espers       1966 - 2006 Life 2006 - present Death -------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------- Oct. 31, 1966 -- Able is born / mother unknown Scorpio 1970 -- Able's father (d'Espers) dies. 1995 -- Travels to Portales Espirituales to claim his spiritualist bequeath, the Vic. Oct. 31, 1995 -- Able, age 29, meets Shirleen on his birthday. February … Continue reading Timelines

The Lexicon: A Disturbingly Complete Guide to Spiritualist Terms

  The Lexicon: A Disturbingly Complete Guide to Spiritualist Terms Aether (a term and a name): one of the original twins of d'Espers, a female with golden eyes Aletheia Mysterium: see Lady Mystery All, The--one of the four powers of the spirit world. Can also be used as a swear, as in "Good All!" Since … Continue reading The Lexicon: A Disturbingly Complete Guide to Spiritualist Terms

Heather Despair — Chapter One: The Teardrop Trailer

Here I am, as always. Concealed. Out behind the creosote-dotted hills. Ten miles down highway twenty. Behind a chain-link fence. Five acres of tires, old car bodies, wood, piles of wire, and other detritus--yes, that's the word--blown in by the desert wind. A sandblasted double-wide trailer squats--exactly what it does--at the entrance to this junkyard. … Continue reading Heather Despair — Chapter One: The Teardrop Trailer