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  • rose short
    Published about 3 hours ago
    Soul of a Demon

    Soul of a Demon

    Baharsh stared up at the night sky, knowing he needed to go in and explain to his company what he had done and why. He knew they all had questions, and he knew he still didn't have the answers. He had replayed what happened over and over again, but could not come up with an explanation regarding his draw to the woman. He knew many powerful demon women, but the key word there was demon. He had no use for humans beyond tactical secrets, and he was a trusted leader in the High Commanders army. Why had he risked Reihnash's anger? Exasperated, he leaned against the cave opening and closed his eyes as his second in command approached him.
  • Heather Lawson
    Published about 3 hours ago
    Alexander and the talking tree.

    Alexander and the talking tree.

    By the time Iskander had finished his journey, dusk had fallen and the speaking tree had transformed into a lady. Iskander never fully understood the allure of the female sex, as far as he was concerned they lacked the strength and raw vitality of men.
  • Tenzi Moscato
    Published about 5 hours ago
    Eating Vegan

    Eating Vegan

    EATING VEGAN Emma Fairchild never went for her six miles run in the morning before going to her job at the local GNC store without putting on her antique two-karat engagement ring. She prided herself on knowing about every supplement powder or pill known to man and when and for what reason to take it. She had spent her mere twenty-three years of life deeply immersed in all things healthy right down to never touching a single slice of meat. Pure Vegan is the only way to go she boasted to all that would listen and even more so to those who would not. “Meat will clog your colon and poison your body!” She would endlessly preach with the same passion and conviction of a Baptist Minister from the Deep South. In Emma’s world vegetables and clean living was her god and now she had added the sanctity of marriage now that she was engaged and flaunted her giant ring as if it were a trophy. She ran in the morning, went to the guy at night, and never smoked or drank alcohol; her high was spreading the word about Vegan living.
  • Tenzi Moscato
    Published about 5 hours ago
    Finger Sandwiches

    Finger Sandwiches

    FINGER SANDWICHES Cory Roacha was a twice-divorced newspaperman back in the day when people still got their news from destroying trees and splattering them with toxic ink. He thought nothing of the practice other than how he needed to make his deadline and assure that his name showed in the largest font possible. This left him with no time for his four children. He always told his family that he had too much work to do and no time to spend with them. For Cory, it was all about the fame and the overwhelming need for recognition. The truth was he just never liked kids; not even his own. The fast-paced life of an ambitious reporter was now long behind the sixty-four-year-old man who had retired from the newspaper game, not because of his age or health, but to the decline of the hard copy print. It was all digital these days and Cory was much too stuck in the old ways to be bothered to learn something new. He told himself that he didn’t care if he was no longer a reporter and that now he was free to pen that novel he had talking about writing since he was in his early twenties. He did indeed start it, but writer's block set in shortly after chapter three and it was more fun to drink a bottle of Gin and boast about the Pulitzer price it was sure to win when he finally finishes it. But time passed and the work sat collecting dust while the empty Gin bottles multiplied. “It doesn’t really matter when I finish it,” he would complain; “half the people in the world are writers and the other half doesn’t read. The young simply wouldn’t know what good literature is even if it hit them over the head.”
  • Author Jennifer Treece
    Published about 5 hours ago
    Phantom Island-"Origins"-7

    Phantom Island-"Origins"-7

    Byron spent most of the next day preparing to dump his ex. Once everything was ready for that night, he went out to treat himself to lunch at his favorite café.
  • Sierra Ruiz
    Published about 8 hours ago
    The Window

    The Window

    Wake up. Coffee. Go to class. Do homework. Go to bed. Repeat. I woke up and had my coffee. I met Jazlyn at the café on the hill on the way into campus. The warm bitter air rushed over my skin as I stepped in to the café. Jazlyn was already sitting at an empty table with two coffees. She was all bundled up in an oversized sweater and a coat on top of that. I was jealous, because I forgot to check the weather and was only wearing a t-shirt under my own coat. Jazlyn stood as soon as she saw me and handed over the coffee.
Staff Picks
  • Jakayla Toney
    Published 20 days ago
    10 Freaky Horror Prompts

    10 Freaky Horror Prompts

    Here are some scary prompts you can use for inspiration... 1: Scare Face Photo by @lensofsky on Unsplash You meet a man who claims he's a Jinn (another creation) and he begs you for a place to stay in exchange for power. He promises he'll make you rich if you take care of him. The catch is that you can never see his face because if you do, your heart won't be able to take the fear. You take care of the man, but you must be careful not to look at his face while doing so.
  • Brittany Crowe
    Published 24 days ago
    The Bedsheet Ghost

    The Bedsheet Ghost

    Since the Covid-19 outbreak began, families remain concerned about the health and well-being of their loved ones. Due to the economic implications of the pandemic, many families are also feeling the financial crunch. Not wanting to deprive children of the traditional Halloween experience, most parents are opting for a safe, affordable Halloween. When it comes to celebrating Halloween, what children really want is a costume that doesn’t compromise on scare factor. It can be argued that all a trick-or-treater really needs to embody Halloween’s most iconic figure is a white linen and a pair of scissors.
  • Shanice Wadell
    Published about a month ago
    Rock & Howl

    Rock & Howl

    Did you know this Halloween (October 31, 2020) it will be this month’s 2nd Full Blue Moon? The perfect combination for all the ghost and ghouls to come out and play. And even more fitting for a werewolf set out and prowl the night! Well what do you say? Are you ready to…
  • Alesia E
    Published about a month ago
    My Top Three Ghost Hunting Bucket List Locations

    My Top Three Ghost Hunting Bucket List Locations

    Whether or not you believe in the paranormal is your prerogative. Personally, I find it hard to believe that in our world where strange occurrences are frequent and so many things are left unexplained, that there isn’t something supernatural residing alongside us. I’ve had an interest in hunting the paranormal since I was a child and began to watch the TAPS team in Ghost Hunters. Since then I’ve researched and been fascinated by how many places in the country hold supernatural energy, and how many researchers and hunters have been able to communicate with spirit beyond their grave. Contacting the other side has been a dream of mine to do for so long, and while I don’t currently have the resources to do it, I have a list for the second I have the ability!
  • Sorcha Murphy
    Published about a month ago
    The Ghosts of Halloweens Past

    The Ghosts of Halloweens Past

    This Halloween most definitely won’t be the celebration that has become tradition to us, but that doesn’t mean it has to be lost. Halloween is so much more than mountains of sugar and litres of fake blood, it is spiritual, a little superstitious and a whole lot of fun. If we dive back into its history, coming from the Celtic tradition of Samhain (s-ow-in), we can find some fun, traditional and safe ways to mark the day!
  • M. McFadden
    Published about a month ago
    Horror Films Everyone Should Watch During October

    Horror Films Everyone Should Watch During October

    Happy Halloween to all my creepy and crawly lovers! I personally love Halloween and have always enjoyed the creepy, cold atmosphere of October. Especially when all the good horror movies start coming out. Me being a huge horror movie buff, I always like to keep the classics on deck, so I decided I'd share some of my favorite horror and thriller movies with you lovely people. Hope you enjoy and they give your night that extra creepy touch.
Book Reviews
  • Eta George
    Published 10 days ago
    Rules for Vanishing - Kate Alice Marshall - Book Review

    Rules for Vanishing - Kate Alice Marshall - Book Review

    Plot Summary: Rules for Vanishing by Kate Alice Marshall is that supernatural road trip with your high school friends that you never had. Students at Sara’s school receive a mass phone text asking them to play Lucy’s game - to go down the legendary road which opens up one night a year and search for the ghost of Lucy Gallows. No one knows if the road even exists or if the journey down the road is safe. Sara is going to go down the road to look for her sister Becca, who everyone says ran away from home, but Sara knows she’s somewhere on the road. Her friends join her on her journey as well - some because they care about Sara and Becca and some because it sounds like a good lark. Will they find Becca and more importantly, will they survive the road?
  • Eta George
    Published 11 days ago
    The Southern Book Club's Guide to Slaying Vampires - Book Review

    The Southern Book Club's Guide to Slaying Vampires - Book Review

    The Southern Book Club’s Guide to Slaying Vampires is the latest book offering by author Grady Hendrix. It’s Fried Green Tomatoes and Steel Magnolias meet Dracula a Southern-flavored supernatural thriller set in the ‘90s about a women’s book club that must protect its suburban community from a mysterious and handsome stranger who turns out to be a blood-sucking fiend.
  • Reed Alexander
    Published 14 days ago
    Reed's Literary Horror Review of "Extinction Peak" by Lucas Mangum (2020)

    Reed's Literary Horror Review of "Extinction Peak" by Lucas Mangum (2020)

    I'd like to point out that I never finished Jurassic Park because the meat and potatoes of that book bored me to tears. I tried multiple times, but there was just something too dry, too clinical about it. Perhaps it was the wording or the plot format, but it always felt like far too long before raptors started eating people. As I've stated that I'm a hard customer to please; being severely ADHD as well as being easily bucked from my reader's trance. If either issue arises in my readings, it's likely to stop my reading altogether.
Fiction
  • rose short
    Published about 3 hours ago
    Soul of a Demon

    Soul of a Demon

    Baharsh stared up at the night sky, knowing he needed to go in and explain to his company what he had done and why. He knew they all had questions, and he knew he still didn't have the answers. He had replayed what happened over and over again, but could not come up with an explanation regarding his draw to the woman. He knew many powerful demon women, but the key word there was demon. He had no use for humans beyond tactical secrets, and he was a trusted leader in the High Commanders army. Why had he risked Reihnash's anger? Exasperated, he leaned against the cave opening and closed his eyes as his second in command approached him.
  • Tenzi Moscato
    Published about 5 hours ago
    Finger Sandwiches

    Finger Sandwiches

    FINGER SANDWICHES Cory Roacha was a twice-divorced newspaperman back in the day when people still got their news from destroying trees and splattering them with toxic ink. He thought nothing of the practice other than how he needed to make his deadline and assure that his name showed in the largest font possible. This left him with no time for his four children. He always told his family that he had too much work to do and no time to spend with them. For Cory, it was all about the fame and the overwhelming need for recognition. The truth was he just never liked kids; not even his own. The fast-paced life of an ambitious reporter was now long behind the sixty-four-year-old man who had retired from the newspaper game, not because of his age or health, but to the decline of the hard copy print. It was all digital these days and Cory was much too stuck in the old ways to be bothered to learn something new. He told himself that he didn’t care if he was no longer a reporter and that now he was free to pen that novel he had talking about writing since he was in his early twenties. He did indeed start it, but writer's block set in shortly after chapter three and it was more fun to drink a bottle of Gin and boast about the Pulitzer price it was sure to win when he finally finishes it. But time passed and the work sat collecting dust while the empty Gin bottles multiplied. “It doesn’t really matter when I finish it,” he would complain; “half the people in the world are writers and the other half doesn’t read. The young simply wouldn’t know what good literature is even if it hit them over the head.”
  • Author Jennifer Treece
    Published about 5 hours ago
    Phantom Island-"Origins"-7

    Phantom Island-"Origins"-7

    Byron spent most of the next day preparing to dump his ex. Once everything was ready for that night, he went out to treat himself to lunch at his favorite café.
Halloween
  • Et Imperatrix Noctem
    Published 19 days ago
    The Fairy Ring

    The Fairy Ring

    Tonight is Halloween. One step light, one step heavy, swinging uncontrollably from left to right I started walking home late after a night's revelling at the pub dressing as Count Dracula's bride. I refused a lift from a mate because I didn't want to risk the chance of throwing up in my amigo's new Mercedes. Besides, I felt extra foolhardy and adventurous after the countless shots I put away in my hollowed legs that I challenged everyone for a sleepover at a cemetery but no one was up for it. At my age, it seems most of my companions' sole ambition is to be dull and unassuming. Father always told me to blend in with the crowd for security reasons. But father was not here. On top of that, I must have walked this path a thousand times and know it like the back of my hand. I could walk home backwards with my eyes shut and I never felt I had the need to fear anything at all, in light or the shadows.
  • Jack thomson
    Published 19 days ago
    These Are the Best Halloween Movies You Can Watch on Netflix

    These Are the Best Halloween Movies You Can Watch on Netflix

    Halloween was just around the corner, and if you are still feeling the vibes, maybe you would want to watch some nice Halloween movies. Netflix is your one-stop destination if you are looking to watch some good Halloween movies as it boasts a huge collection, but the availability of so many options might leave you confused. So, we have got you covered, and in this article, we have listed the best Halloween movies that you will not want to miss. Let’s scroll down and find the great picks for you.
  • Jakayla Toney
    Published 20 days ago
    10 Freaky Horror Prompts

    10 Freaky Horror Prompts

    Here are some scary prompts you can use for inspiration... 1: Scare Face Photo by @lensofsky on Unsplash You meet a man who claims he's a Jinn (another creation) and he begs you for a place to stay in exchange for power. He promises he'll make you rich if you take care of him. The catch is that you can never see his face because if you do, your heart won't be able to take the fear. You take care of the man, but you must be careful not to look at his face while doing so.
Monster
  • Heather Lawson
    Published about 3 hours ago
    Alexander and the talking tree.

    Alexander and the talking tree.

    By the time Iskander had finished his journey, dusk had fallen and the speaking tree had transformed into a lady. Iskander never fully understood the allure of the female sex, as far as he was concerned they lacked the strength and raw vitality of men.
  • MC Productions
    Published 2 days ago
    Loving the Hunted

    Loving the Hunted

    Chapter Two I was sinking into darkness. The inky blackness wrapped itself around me like a suffocating blanket. Then there was a light. A dismal light. And I found myself standing in a beautiful foyer.
  • MC Productions
    Published 4 days ago
    Loving the Hunted

    Loving the Hunted

    Chapter One The ghastly glow from the golden orb in the sky cast light down below, revealing the twisted and macabre scene.
Movie Review
  • Francis Piccolella
    Published a day ago
    Blood Vessel

    Blood Vessel

    Wicked of Oz productions and Co-Writer/Director Justin Dix delivers a well made low budget WWII horror flick. What set's this cheekily titled Blood Vessel apart from other micro-budget films? This film drips in ominous atmosphere. The set department, costumes, and special makeup effects turn this little vampire flick into the film that could. The visuals drip with dread and salt air. These are all seasoned filmmakers and they take everything they learned and turned a tiny budget into a fantastic little beast. This flick has teeth, figuratively and literally speaking. Justin Dix has leant his practical makeup effects, props, miniatures, animatronic characters and set pieces for feature films and television work. They've produced work for films such as Star Wars Episode 2 and 3, Charlottes Web, The Loved Ones, The Bank Job. They've been attached to nearly every Australian Horror Film in the industry. They've also worked Dying Breed, Wolf Creek, Red Hill, Rogue, Lake Mungo, The Babadook, and Scare campaign, to name a few. Filmed in Melbourne Australia. I live in Melbourne, FL and have accidentally joined more than a few Melbourne Australia message boards. I digress.
  • Francis Piccolella
    Published 2 days ago
    Cooties

    Cooties

    Cooties, I nominate you for Underrated Gem. Seeing a few promos for this film over five years ago, I was intrigued. I didn't exactly keep up with the release of this little picture that could. This film completely slipped under the radar in 20015, except for Sundance and video on demand, to which it had minimal success. My need to watch this film came stumbling back to me as I found it on Peacock Streaming of all places. Finding this horror comedy at the right moment in time, movie day was set in my house. Completely forgetting this film, after its release. Happy to say this little flick packs a wallop of horror comedy and forever adds to the genre of killer kids films. Part zombie bottle movie. Part satirical improvisation sessions. For a movie from the Co-Creator of Glee and the writer/actor from Saw, this film is mostly unseen. The pairing of these two really shines as modern Leave It to Beaver style meets the characters of Glee, by way of zombie apocalypse.
  • Jonathan Sim
    Published 2 days ago
    ‘Run’ Review—A Nail-Biting Thriller

    ‘Run’ Review—A Nail-Biting Thriller

    Of all the films to skip movie theaters and go straight to a streaming service, this may be the one that hurts the most. From director Aneesh Chaganty comes Run, a mystery horror-thriller about a teenage girl named Chloe Sherman (Kiera Allen) who suffers from many illnesses and gets around in a wheelchair. She soon suspects that her mother, Diane (Sarah Paulson), has been keeping a secret from her and her investigation leads her down an incredibly disturbing rabbit hole.
Paranormal
  • Jason Morton
    Published a day ago
    The Woman in the White Dress

    The Woman in the White Dress

    I visited my father frequently, after losing him to cancer when I was only thirty. He was a mentor, my friend, and someone that guided me through the hard times when I could not find my way. I found my way out to the cemetery, a small, old cemetery fifteen miles outside of town. I knew why he liked it, why he bought a plot at that particular place. The peace and quiet being outside the city could calm even the most restless of souls. There was a view in the summertime along the back of the old cemetery. A valley that stretched for half a mile, giving way to a line of trees to watch the dip in the evenings as it dropped below the tree line.
  • Stephanie Domingue
    Published a day ago
    The Demon of Rose Hill Cemetery

    The Demon of Rose Hill Cemetery

    "Ugh… come on 9:30! Hurry up!" Alice whined staring at the clock above the desk in their room. "You’re not going to make it sooner? I don't even know why I'm going with you," Ben kicked at the blanket on his bed. They still looked a lot alike. Alice's hair was dark brown and curly. Ben's was straighter with a much shorter cut. She was 15 years old and he was 14 years old.
  • Stephanie Kitchens
    Published a day ago
    The White Cord

    The White Cord

    It was the summer of 2010. I was living in a public housing duplex by myself and working night shift at a local nursing home. One night I had a very stressful shift. We were short handed and one of the resident's I really liked died. When I got home from work that morning I ate my pancakes with a couple of shots of whisky and crashed landed on my couch. I was still in my uniform with my work shoes, gate belt and name tag on. I threw my blanket over my head and prayed that the morning sun would disappear.
Pop Culture
  • Cara Clark
    Published 9 days ago
    Why Is Friday 13th Feared?

    Why Is Friday 13th Feared?

    Today is Friday the 13th November, and depending on your beliefs you either didn’t notice or were acutely aware of the date looming on the calendar. The date has long been considered unlucky, with many ascribing misfortunes on the calendar rarity.
  • the nomadic trio
    Published 10 days ago
    Sometimes even the wolves are silent

    Sometimes even the wolves are silent

    I have always been curious about where it came from. The myth that wolves are drawn to howling at the full moon. Is it because wolves are more nocturnal than one might've believed? Or is it because “women of the night” in Pompeii howled like wolves when they were free for the next customer? What about us measly humans? What is it about the moon that draws us night owls to the moon to study its simple yet complicated beauty?
  • Culture Slate
    Published 15 days ago
    HBO is Releasing a 'Hellraiser' TV Show

    HBO is Releasing a 'Hellraiser' TV Show

    The 1980s gave us some of the best horror icons of all time. People like Freddy Kreuger, Jason Voorhees, and Chucky all came out of this golden era. However, one of them that is always in the conversation for most memorable is the Cenobite known as Pinhead from the Hellraiser series. First introduced onscreen in the 1987 film Hellraiser based on the Clive Barker novella The Hellbound Heart, it has memorable characters, an interesting story, and special effects that still hold up perfectly after 33 years. The film and its first sequel Hellbound: Hellraiser II, are both considered classics of the horror genre. The law of diminishing returns hit the series hard, however, and Pinhead was forced into the world of direct to DVD films with stories taken from unrelated scripts that shoehorned Pinhead in for a few minutes, and directed by Alan Smithee, the name that directors use when they do not want to be credited for a movie, all to the tune of ten total films. While some people thought that the latest film in the franchise, 2018's Hellraiser: Judgement, was not the worst thing that happened in movie history, it was clear that, like the Alien and Terminator franchises, there had not been a truly good Hellraiser film since the second one.
Slasher
  • Frieda Lopez
    Published 5 days ago
    A Cruiser's Paradise

    A Cruiser's Paradise

    “No. Stop. Please stop. Noooo,” Frank said as he opened his eye swinging, which followed with an agonizing groan. He opened his eye to see two police officers standing over his bed as he looked up from the lying position. As he ended up attempting to lift his arm, he heard the clang of his handcuff that secured his left hand to the rail.
  • Katelyn Judd
    Published 7 days ago
    Watch Out

    Watch Out

    It was June 17, 2015, and there I was walking down the streets of San Francisco. It was a nice sunny day that causes me to slowly start dripping sweat down my back. I moved to town last weekend and I came out to the city in search of new job as a chef. I went to every restaurant that was near but none of them appealed to me. It was starting to get dark outside but I decided to check out one last restaurant before returning home. When I walked in, I couldn’t help but notice the most handsome and amusing person I’ve ever seen before. I was so distracted watching him serve people their meals that I forgot I was looking for a job and not a future husband. Caught in the moment, I thought to myself, “I have to get to know him, I have to know everything about him”. He looked charming but yet shy, like he was lost but trying to find himself. I knew that I needed to get a job at this restaurant.
  • Samantha Evans
    Published 10 days ago
    Who is the scariest slasher in Cinema?

    Who is the scariest slasher in Cinema?

    So people have probably wondered who would be the scariest serial killer in the movie world. Michael Myers, Jason, or Freedy Kruger. Because all of them have been known in the movie world for giving terror to people who watch. Now it is time to review all three of them and review the scariest between the three of them. So in this article we will compare between all three of them, and in my own personal opinion to review who is the scariest slasher.
Supernatural
  • Tasha Rachel Johnson
    Published a day ago
    The Betrayal at Hemlock Hill

    The Betrayal at Hemlock Hill

    Prelude The house was built in 1880 to a witch known as Phillipa. She was on the run from England. It so happens that she was chased out of every town she visited. Phillipa would randomly choose a house she wanted to live in and pretend to be a poor old lady that needed some help. Once the resident of the home would inevitably habitat. She would go on to say, “It’s time to play”. This would in turn be the point where mysterious and unthinkable things would happen to the people living in the house. Phillipa would live there in the house for a short three months, then she would move on. Except one day things would not be so easy and she would have met her match.
  • Paula Davis
    Published 4 days ago
    The Hooded Figure

    The Hooded Figure

    My eyes were open but I couldn’t move my body. It was dark in my room except a little light was streaming through the blinds from the street light. I tried to lift my head but it was stuck, like a weight was pushing down on my body. All I could do was move my eyes, as I looked around I heard a faint noise. I wasn’t sure where it was coming from, although it sounded like it was in the room. I tried to listen a little harder and what I heard sounded like a scratching noise. I thought, maybe it’s my cat playing with something. Then I remembered I had let him outside for the night. A minute later I heard whispering.
  • Author Jennifer Treece
    Published 5 days ago
    Phantom Island-"Origins"

    Phantom Island-"Origins"

    Octavian rigidly made his way toward the balcony looking as confused as Kelly felt. She let him know that wasn’t funny but he said nothing, just kept moving forward awkwardly.
Tv Review
  • Ciarán
    Published 13 days ago
    The Haunting of Hill House: How Drama compliments Horror

    The Haunting of Hill House: How Drama compliments Horror

    At its core 'The Haunting of Hill House' is a family drama, centred around the lives of the Crain family, with splashes of horror mixed in. Based on Shirley Jacksons gothic-horror novel from 1959, the series goes back and forth between modern-day life and flashbacks to each characters childhood, starting with Steve, the oldest.
  • Francis Piccolella
    Published 19 days ago
    A Creepshow Animated Special

    A Creepshow Animated Special

    Some may have never heard of Shudder. To be fair, they recently hit one million subscribers, and growing. I on the other hand, specifically became a member for a Shudder Original Show, Creepshow. Based on the beloved 80's dark, comic horror film and subsequently influenced by EC Horror comics of the 50's. George A. Romero and Stephen King crafted a cartoonish yet frightening anthology. Stories cater to different tastes. One thing stands out though, and thats the Fun! "The Most Fun You'll Ever Have... BEING SCARED!" If you like your camp dark, join us as a counselor.
  • Kit ala Kat
    Published 22 days ago
    TVD Characters Ranked

    TVD Characters Ranked

    With The award winning 2009-2017 tween vampire drama leaving Netflix this November , I decided it was time for a re-watch/final season watch. While there are massive ups and down for all the characters, this article will showcase the top ten and reasons why. Some emissions may shock you but frankly, Elena doesn’t deserve to be in the top ten anyway.
Urban Legend
  • Ophelia Black
    Published about 14 hours ago
    The Phantom Killer

    The Phantom Killer

    Podcast link: https://anchor.fm/ophelia-black/episodes/The-Phantom-Killer-embagq All info found on thelineup.com Hello ghosts and ghouls, and welcome back to "The Fear You Can Hear" podcast. I am your host, Ophelia Black and today we're going back in time to 1946, back when dating was more simple and innocent, aside from the fact that there was a horrifying masked killer on the loose. The small town of Texarkana got a rude awakening during the time of The Phantom Killer. Due to some of the graphic content, listener discretion is advised.
  • Erin Egnatz
    Published 5 days ago
    Lincoln's Ghost Train

    Lincoln's Ghost Train

    Abraham Lincoln was the 16th president of the United States. His presidency was one full of turmoil as the great rebellion known as The Civil War took place during his time as Commander in Chief. The war came to an end on April 9, 1865, with up to a million dead and many more casualties. Five days after Robert E. Lee surrendered at Appomattox Courthouse, Virginia, President Lincoln attended a show at Ford's Theatre in Washington D.C. There, he was shot by Maryland native, John Wilkes Booth. The following day, April 15, 1865, President Lincoln passed away from the wound he sustained in the shooting. The nation mourned, as any would, during this unprecedented time. Because of the overwhelming pain felt by the country, it was decided that the president would be taken from city to city in the norther states so that the citizens could say a final goodbye to their president. A funeral train was commissioned to take the president's body on the 1,600 mile journey, with stops across the nation for mourners, from D.C. to his final resting place in Springfield, Illinois on May 3rd.
  • Michael Peterson
    Published 11 days ago
    The Balance of Nature

    The Balance of Nature

    In the beginning, there was only wilderness and Man was not a part of it. In these early times, it is said, that the world was a different place. Everything that happened, any event, was part of the design to keep everything in balance. There was no good or evil, only nature and balance. If a forest became too crowded, a cleansing fire would clean out the unnecessary clutter and restore the forest. Later, Man arrived and has since tried to form his surroundings to his own needs, regardless of the consequences to the land or nature. In response to this upheaval and the imbalance it has created, nature tries to restore itself, only to be stopped by Man, as temporary as that may be.