Tag Archives: scary

Falling Through the Bedroom Floor

Photo by Henry & Co. The Wishing Map is a full-length fantasy that is being posted episodically at this site. To read the previous episode, click here. To read the entire novel, begin here. The last thing Zack saw as … Continue reading

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Why Scary is Fun

When I was a kid, I loved being scared. Or rather, I loved having been scared. Why? Culinary experts say we love spicy-hot foods due to a secondary effect: when the active ingredient in chili peppers triggers pain, our brains … Continue reading

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The Tunnel of Doom

Source: urbexiam.com My Real Memoir When you’re eight, there are limits as to how far you’re allowed wander. In fact, “Don’t go past such-and-such street” was an annoyingly familiar refrain. And for the most part (except for that time I … Continue reading

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When Your World Changes

 My Real Memoir “We’ve sold our home!” Mommandad announced after sitting me down and numbing me with a hamburger and a chocolate shake. We’d walked—for the last time—to our favorite cozy little bistro just blocks away called, let me think… … Continue reading

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Attack of the Giant Spider and Other Tales from My Childhood

My Real Memoir As wonderful as my babysitter’s magical garden was, it clearly wasn’t up to OSHA standards.* But then I grew up in an era when kids were expected to fall out of trees, stub their toes, fall off … Continue reading

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Experiencing Art – Together

Together. The word literally means “to gather.” A scary thought these days. But that’s what makes public art public: people experiencing art together. All art wants to be seen, of course. It invites us to come and see it. But … Continue reading

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Monsters in Our Midst!

We don’t always see them. Many are microscopic. Or live deep in the ocean. Or under our skin. Or inside of us! But–news flash, people–our world is full of alien beings! As a Halloween follow-up, here’s a sampling of some … Continue reading

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Is It the Devil?

WARNING: This will suck the breath right out of you! Have a safe, fun, evil-free Halloween, everyone!

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They Just Don’t Make Monsters the Way They Used To

When I was a kid, Halloween was a big deal. I loved monsters, and regularly built monster models: The Mummy (with real cloth!), Frankenstein’s monster, King Kong (with real fake fur), the Invisible Man (an empty stand with footprints). I … Continue reading

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Split

So, I watched the movie Split on Netflix last night… and, dude, if anyone ever needed group counseling…

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