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    Nightmares and hallucinations have plagued Heather Morell all her life, relics of schizophrenia and childhood bereavement.

    Until she meets Raine and Evelyn, that is — self-proclaimed bodyguard and bad-tempered magician — and learns she’s not insane at all. The spirits and monsters she sees are all too real, the god-thing in her nightmares is teaching her how to surpass human limits, and her twin sister who supposedly never existed could still be alive, somewhere Outside, beyond the walls of reality.

    Heather plunges into a world of eldritch magic and fanatic cultists, trying to stay alive, stay sane, and deal with her own blossoming attraction to dangerous women. But being ‘In The Know’ isn’t all terror and danger. Sometimes the monsters wear nice dresses and stick around for afternoon tea. Sometimes you find you have more in common with them than you think. Perhaps this is Heather’s chance to be something more than the defeated husk she’d grown up as, to find real friendship and meaning among things like herself – and perhaps, out there on the rim of the possible, to bring her twin sister back from the dead.

    Katalepsis is an Ancient Greek word which means ‘comprehension’, or perhaps more accurately, ‘insight’.

    Katalepsis is a serial web novel about cosmic horror and human fragility, urban fantasy and lesbian romance, set in a sleepy English university town.

    New chapters are currently posted once a week, on Saturdays.

    If you just finished the official ebook or audiobook of Volume I, the story resumes here.

    If you are enjoying the story and want to see more, please consider donating via the Patreon page!

    Front cover art by Noctilia, header art by Yivel.

    Disclaimer/warning: Please note that Katalepsis is intended for a mature audience. This is a horror story, after all. For more information, see the FAQ here.

    First & Latest Chapter

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      1.1 – mind; correlating

      On the day I met Raine, the first thing I did was jerk awake in bed and vomit nightmares into my lap. That’s not quite accurate. If I could purge the nightmares like a bad meal then life would be a lot easier. No, I brought up bile and what little…
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      2.12 – providence or atoms

      First, we retraced our steps. More accurately, Raine retraced our steps and led me in her wake. She left no question as to who was going first, back through the double-doors to the corridor of Not-Willow-House. A familiar transformation came over…

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