Halloween 2019: The Scariest Darn Book I Ever Did Read

Best Tales of Texas Ghosts
Docia Shultz Williams
Republic of Texas Press
1998

Night. South Texas. A La Quinta hotel room. Circa 2007.

I have never been so terrified of the ceiling. My mother and sister are sleeping in the room, but that doesn’t comfort this twelve-year-old at all. A streetlight shines through the cracks in the curtain, reflecting a pale pool of light onto the ceiling. Shadows lurk at the edges of the pool, draping down to cover the bathroom door.

And it’s all my fault.

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DC Noir, #1

Train door at the Pentagon station opens. On the platform are a man in uniform–a Marine– and a civilian woman. She hops on. He tells her it’s the wrong train. They proceed to debate through the open train door, growing more urgent as departure time approaches.

A Metro worker begins to laugh and points at the electronic signage. The woman relents and gets off.

It is quiet on the train, except for the laughter of the Metro man.

My Freelancer Site Is Live!

Hello there!

It’s a time of big changes. I’m moving, looking for a full time job, getting married–and this shake-up has made its way to my blog.

How are you liking the new theme? I think it’s much less distracting.

Don’t worry, all the great true-crime and dark content of this site will keep coming–and more, I hope, as I finally see a light at the end of the tunnel of comps.

I’ve been doing some freelancer work for the last year, and I’ve decided to set up a separate website and blog dedicated to my professional writing and editing.

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9 “Forensic Files” Episodes That Aren’t About Murder

Forensic Files proudly advertises its standing as the longest-running true-crime series on TV. Originally narrated by the magnificent Peter Thomas, the series serves up perfect twenty-minute stories of crime and justice.

But not all the episodes focus on murder, or even crimes. A good portion of the early-season episodes focused on mysteries beyond the scope of human justice.

Below are 9 episodes from Seasons 1, 2, and 3 that actually didn’t feature murder:

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What sort of time have I been born into
that we mark its passage by falling towers?

–A.R. Shely

gray rocks under white cloudy sky
Photo by Markus Spiske temporausch.com on Pexels.com

Not Dead

Just in grad school. And finishing my comprehensive exams to leave said grad school. And wedding planning.

Have been in advanced fiction seminar and am doing lots of good work there. Hope to share with you in due time.

Also have a new critic’s copy of a book I’m working on and some TV shows to review.

-ARS