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Western Illinois University in Macomb, Illinois

For years, students and faculty in Western Illinois University’s Simpkins Hall have told stories about phantom children. Many other odd occurrences are attributed to “Harold,” a former janitor or graduate assistant who lurks among the classrooms on the third floor. 630 more words

Haunted Places

The Rejection Letter and Start to a New School Year

I’ve waited awhile before publishing this post. Waiting seems to be the standard advice on the Internet if one Google’s “rejected journal manuscript”…wait a few days and then consider the feedback and keep working on the document. 528 more words

Guru by Barbara Harroun

Fiction by Barbara Harroun

Susan went to the retreat because she wanted silence, but Bridgette, her roommate in the small, rustic cabin would not shut the fuck up. 270 more words

Catch & Release

Back To Square One

I glanced down at my folded hands for the eleventh time and sighed.  “I don’t know… I just changed my mind.”  My mother, grandmother, great grandmother, and younger sister all sat around me in my mom’s brand new hot tub.   894 more words