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Blogoween Day 30 – True Terror Tuesday: The House That Mom Built

Most ghost stories take place in houses that have histories, have been well-lived in, that have seen tragedy and death. So imagine my surprise when I moved into a brand new house that my mother built and had my most paranormal experience ever. I think a lot of pre-teen and teen-aged girls have paranormal experiences… Continue reading Blogoween Day 30 – True Terror Tuesday: The House That Mom Built

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Blogoween Day 29 – Halloween Playlist

So I'm forgoing Vacancy for another week because moving has been a bit more overwhelming than I expected, and I'm still trying to get prepped for NaNo properly before November hits. I'm confident I can release Vacancy during NaNo, but right now it's a crap shoot. I do have my kitchen mostly organized though, and… Continue reading Blogoween Day 29 – Halloween Playlist

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Blogoween Day 23 – True Terror Tuesday: A Haunting in St. Pete

I've always been leery of public restrooms. There are plenty of reasons to be: they're a room full of doors with typically only one way in and out, and when inside you're at your most vulnerable. But I've also always had a tiny bladder, so more often than I wish, I've found myself in dimly-lit,… Continue reading Blogoween Day 23 – True Terror Tuesday: A Haunting in St. Pete

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Blogoween Day 19 – Freaky Fiction Friday: Recommended Classic Reads

I should have written something today, but the day got away from me! In lieu of hasty, thoughtless prose of my own, I'd like to recommend some classic reads: "The Outsider" by H.P. Lovecraft "The Yellow Wallpaper" by Charlotte Perkins Gilman "The Tell-Tale Heart" by Edgar Allen Poe "The Lottery" by Shirley Jackson "Young Goodman… Continue reading Blogoween Day 19 – Freaky Fiction Friday: Recommended Classic Reads

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Blogoween Day 16 – True Terror Tuesday: Growing Up

That's it. Growing up. It's fucking scary. End of blog. Just kidding, I am way more long winded than that. Did you ever play "light as a feather, still as a board" growing up? In case you're unfamiliar, the game goes something like this: One friend lies on the ground, arms crossed over her chest… Continue reading Blogoween Day 16 – True Terror Tuesday: Growing Up

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Blogoween Day 14 – Favorite Horror Comedy Films

My favorite genre of film might just be the horror-comedy. I want to be scared and grossed out, and I want to laugh about it. These are hard to do right, I think, because they can't be comedies in Halloween costumes--no, they must first and foremost be horror films that are also funny. For instance:… Continue reading Blogoween Day 14 – Favorite Horror Comedy Films

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Blogoween Day 13 – Spooky NaNo Prep

I don't think there's anything particularly spooky about National Novel Writing Month except maybe the bone-crushing fear of taking on such a terrifying task or the horror of putting yourself through a grueling 30 days of writing to reach 50k words. But unless you're writing horror, or a thriller, or darker paranormal stuff, or real-life… Continue reading Blogoween Day 13 – Spooky NaNo Prep

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Blogoween Day 12 – Freaky Fiction Friday: Saber and Parchment

Note: This is written in first person, and sounds a lot like normal blogging me. Though it's based on true events, it is, obviously, fiction. It was written originally in an attempt at the NoSleep style, part one to a longer story. Perhaps I'll continue, only time will tell, but I do think it can… Continue reading Blogoween Day 12 – Freaky Fiction Friday: Saber and Parchment

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Blogoween Day 9 – True Terror Tuesday: Sleep Paralysis

Last night I experienced the minutest amount of weirdness as I was dozing off, and it brought back all the fear and horror that I experienced years ago when it seemed like almost every night I was having night terrors, false awakenings, and sleep paralysis. So last night I posted Vacancy very late, like 11:48… Continue reading Blogoween Day 9 – True Terror Tuesday: Sleep Paralysis

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Blogoween Day 7 – An Introspection or Why Do I Love Spooky Stuff?

"Hey, kid, why are you so into all this macabre shit?" That's what my uncle asked me two years ago just about this, the spookiest, time of year. It really struck me for two reasons: 1) it's a very funny combination of words, and 2) wtf, for real @me "Why??" Mostly people don't ask me… Continue reading Blogoween Day 7 – An Introspection or Why Do I Love Spooky Stuff?