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Gross in a Good Way: Notes on Horror Writing

The head-tilt “Hm.” When I tell people I like horror stories–horror movies, horror games, and horror books–that is the response I get. And if the conversation progresses and I say that I am working on putting more horror elements in my own stories, the head-tilt “Hm” intensifies. 918 more words

Fiction

Dutiful Dad

Today I go to pick up the family at the airport before noon. They have been visiting my oldest son in Virginia since last Wednesday.  Not exactly a larkish vacation in the middle of the school year, they went there to be with him while he had surgery on Thursday.   290 more words

Humor

Things Kept Precious

My mother warned me to guard the things I held precious by keeping them hidden inside me. The only thing I held precious was her and I found it impossible to place her inside my body. 583 more words

Writing

Dark Thinking

On a quiet back street in Toonerville there is a haunted house.  Obviously four meddling kids and their talking dog are looking around inside, but they won’t find anything.   549 more words

Humor

A night in Salem

Other than a handful of news and feature articles and the occasional freelance job, my writing production has flatlined. There are a few things rattling around the inside of my head–an essay here, a short story there–but nothing that makes me want to carve out some time to write for hours. 224 more words

New England

Lisa

Lisa

By Mike Carey

Billy wasn’t happy.

His parents were going out for the night, and in spite of his protests, they had called Lisa to come babysit. 2,509 more words

Horror

The Caller

Marlin James lived alone in a modest home, which was really no more than a small, rough grey stone cottage. It sat perched on top of a heavy mound of browned gorse and rock at the summit of Y Drws, a dreary hillock situated between two townships, at the edge of a frozen mountain range. 1,204 more words

Weird Fiction