If there’s one thing I hate more than anything else, the number one rated “would destroy it, myself,” it’s the cricket. This fiend, a dastardly foe, can jump higher than truly anyone knows. Without warning! An unconscionable thing. Will it land on my shirt? My bare skin—God forbid! Its slimy […]
The back alley had infiltrated many of my dreams and nightmares. Poorly lit, wracked with rivets and holes, usually home to dead animals and stray dogs, it filled my brain with images that fueled my already vivid imagination. Our fence consisted of only posts for a while, meaning the backyard […]
Such an old building was bound to have creepy noises erupting from the nooks and crannies, corners and cracks, and Highland Park was no exception. The pasty-yellow brick walls seemed not to shield the sound of gurgling beyond. Could it be the pipes? Or were the ghosts that lurked there […]
I walked in the woods all alone and wondered when I could go home. When I left the house to escape from my spouse I forgot that my wife had a phone.
The coolness of fall swept over the plains, and the overcast sky left everything beneath gray and sickly-looking. As the cows mooed in the distance, a ghostly call lost on the breeze, my friend and I trudged up the rocky path to the House at the End of the Lot. […]