Flash Fiction was something I’d never heard of when I got one of my first acceptances to a paying website. Though the content was small, the idea and the research was big, to inject some realistic Louisiana Voodoo practice into a story about a heartbroken bride who’d recently lost her mother. I had been fascinated by the religious practice brought over to New Orleans by African slaves ever since some horror movies awakened me to it as a child. In the Labyrinth Project Creators Journal we begin to probe my lifelong exploration and look at some of its inspirations, starting with “The Oblong Box” 1969.