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HECATE: A Chapter from the Hag Movie

The author comes to rest in southern Mexico. He hides in a ruined spa. As he strolls among the crumbling adobe walls, he sees his Hag, a spectral figure, crawling in the mud below him, and he remembers his angry muse, her silken legs, her glorious hair...

In my backyard I had a pit—eight feet deep, about ten feet long, six feet wide. I had used the dirt to build my adobe walls, mixing the earth with straw and pine needles. On a hot summer day I poured water into the pit; Stephanie, in the white silk dress, stockings, high heels, climbed down into it. She slid into the mud. I began shooting video....

I returned to Aguascalientes, taking my usual Mexican buses: a three day journey. I imagined the author with me, holing up in one of the ruined spas in that town. He peered over a crumbling parapet, into a muddy pit. There she was, the Hag, crawling seductively in the mud....<

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The HAG is both a movie and a novel by D.N. Stuefloten.
The movie is an hour and fifteen minutes long, and shot mostly in Mexico.
The novel is 234 pages and has 161 black and white images.
The movie can be seen here, and the novel—both as a paperback and an e-book—is available at Amazon.com