Shriex

Sorta feminist ghost stories.

Adriana Priest drifted through a suffocating marsh of heat and sweat. She was in pain. Molten rivulets of fire cascaded from her neck to her shoulder and down her arm, exploding in fireworks at her fingertips. Thankfully, the agony was only a ghostly echo, as if she were watching a raging fire in the distance […]

Shriexers like to write about their experiences. It’s part of the whole package of risking dismemberment or death at the hands of ghosts and monsters. Adriana Priest is no exception; if you were to spot her out in the wild it would probably be in a café or diner, leaning over her laptop, typing away […]

Shriexers will pursue any Level X supernatural phenomena, but they love haunted houses most of all. That’s because haunted houses (or funeral homes, or meat packing plants, or mortuaries, or any other kind of structure) are fixed locations, with geography and dimensions that can be studied in advance. While this is particularly exciting to the […]

Adriana Priest’s hands were still shaking. After two days on the road – on the run – she had finally spoken with her friends on Team Mwerte. Their calls and texts had been non-stop; their messages concerned, then pleading. Adriana didn’t answer any of them, though each time the phone rang she felt it like […]

Shriexing is the act of exploring highly dangerous, hidden supernatural locations. Much like the “haunts” that obsess Shriexers so intensely, the entire subculture is wreathed in shadow and surrounded by dark rumors. Despite this, the movement is growing. As many as 100 new Shriexers are estimated to join the movement each year. Many of these […]

Your guide to the people, places, and things of the Shriex universe. Adriana Priest A Shriexer on Team Mwerte. Her first name is pronounced “Ah-dre-Ah-Nuh.” Amuletta A spiritual protection amulet created by sewing or weaving blessed thread or fiber into another material. Commonly used to add protection to clothing. Baiter A standard role on any […]

This is the day that confronted Adriana Priest: pale blue skies, clouds like cotton candy, pleasantly cool temperatures underneath a layer of warming sun. She watched this world from where she sat at the top of a slope buttressing an unused highway overpass, and she was afraid. Nearly all of the familiar things of her […]