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Writer’s Digest Popular Fiction Award Winning Story: Oakland Mothers, Oakland Wives

Author’s Note: Back in December, I was notified that I won 1st Place in the horror short story category of Writer’s Digest Popular Fiction Awards. I was quite pleased by this honor, and consider it just one marker in a … Continue reading

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Rural Gothic: The Pit & The Pool

A man arrived on our land, with two dead hogs on the bed of his Model A truck. My brother Henry called me from the doorway. With mud on his boots, he knew well not to track across our rugs. … Continue reading

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Dutch Stories: The Real-Life Wolf of “Pulp Fiction”

So this is the second part of my recorded tales with my great friend “Dutch.” He, his fiancée “Kate,” and his high school friend “Josie” shared this tale about a friend of theirs, [Named Deleted]. This next story is true. … Continue reading

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Dutch Stories: The Werewolf of Doylestown, PA!

So I have this friend named ____________; we’ve been friends for 19 years, since our time in Peace Corps. Standup guy. Jersey boy, through and through. He and I have had some amazing adventures over the years: from West Africa … Continue reading

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Rural Gothic: Oakland Mothers, Oakland Wives

1914: Elizabeth Oakland I gave birth to my husband in 1863, five months after he died during the Battle of Gettysburg. The babe I held in my arms emerged as a vessel of my husband’s soul. He told me this … Continue reading

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Rural Gothic: The Dead Anarchist

In the early 1900s, American industries and homes grew famished for coal, and a feast lay within the rugged depths of Southwestern Virginia. To attain this resource required infrastructure to cut across the Appalachian Mountains, ill-suited for transporting vast quantities … Continue reading

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RURAL GOTHIC: The Legend of The Mid-Atlantic Midnight Broadcast

Author’s Note: This report refers to online footage. To my knowledge, the events are real. After a six-month probationary period on Twitter profile “gm_mamb”, the selected candidates are given the YouTube account, set for private viewing, where a 60-minute digital … Continue reading

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