Sword Play - A Skin Hunter short story

Sword Play - A Skin Hunter short story

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Marianne de Pierres By MariannedePierres Updated May 02

Faith in scientific rationalism is wavering and there's a shift in belief towards the occult and esoteric arts. Some businesses are even getting in on the act by employing contract soothsayers, diviners, mystics, and clairvoyants to help with decisions and forecasting. New Science, it's called, though many of the practices are ancient.

The Celestial is an old apartment block in inner city Melbourne built around an indoor garden. Hi-rise offices tower on either side.  Word of mouth is turning it into an enclave for spiritualists and fetishists.
Not everyone is happy about their presence near the business precinct. The police know there'll be trouble because many still see them as cranks, and worse.

  • celestial
  • clairvoyant
  • diviners
  • esoteric
  • melbourne
  • mystic
  • occult