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The Raven — a spooky treat

October 29, 2017

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Quoth the Raven “Nevermore.” — Poe Edgar Allan Poe (1809-1849) was an American author who is arguably among the greatest writers of horror fiction. He also invented the detective novel and helped usher in science fiction. And he wrote poems. Back in the day — long before radio, records, CDs, TV, the Internet, and streaming […]

A Scorpion in My Kitchen

October 24, 2015

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A Scorpion in My Kitchen! What a wonderful title for a groundbreaking essay on poisons in our food or the dangers of cooking or illicit intrusions into our private spaces.  Except there really is a scorpion in my kitchen!  I had dropped something small on the kitchen floor — a vitamin pill, I think — […]

Creepy Thoughts for Adults at Halloween

October 31, 2013

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At Halloween, kids dress up as scary monsters, pushing back their fears by acting as the creatures that scare them. Often they’re afraid of things we know to be unreal, like monsters under the bed or in the closet. (My favorite comes from a TV fantasy episode where they warned against “head spiders” that have […]

The Devil’s Minion – a short story

October 24, 2012

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          Some say the world will end in fire, / Some say in ice . . .                                        — Robert Frost It was a blockbuster movie, so you had to wait in line […]