A fall poem

A guest post by James Michael Shoberg Dear Noah loved the autumn—oh, that season, crisp and cool, A harbinger to others of another year in school. But Noah never understood their misery and grief. He’d gladly trade the summer for a single tinted leaf. Despite his comrades’ sense of loss, and urge to gripe and … Continue reading A fall poem

Unhinged: A haunted theatre experience

A haunted theatre event is happening just in time for Halloween, and I'm proud to say it includes a piece based on one of my Halloween short stories. Unhinged is an immersive entertainment experience presented by Cup-A-Jo Productions in partnership with the Pittsburgh Fringe Festival. The Unhinged team combines the talents of conventional theatre artists and experienced haunt … Continue reading Unhinged: A haunted theatre experience

How I became a real vampire

The first person I told I was a vampire was my mom. I was seven and had just watched one of those old black and white Dracula movies on TV. I got one of my mom's black skirts from her closet and tied it around my neck like a cape. "I am a vampire!" I declared … Continue reading How I became a real vampire

The Exorcist, Axe Murder Hollow, and bad choices

A guest post by Dawn Patton In high school, I worked part-time at a local business called Home Video Exchange, a place that rented out movies on VCR tapes. It was the precursor to Blockbuster. (Anyone remember Blockbuster? Yea, verily, the long ago days before streaming everything.) Every now and again, I’d choose something to … Continue reading The Exorcist, Axe Murder Hollow, and bad choices

The otherworldly magic of Halloween – my heart’s delight!

A guest post by Colleen Sall The paper is thick, slightly warped, and as it opens, a vague musty smell permeates the air. It is a Halloween scent. The peaks of the roof appear, then close up again, unsteadily as small hands work at opening the shape, and at last, the bottom is flat on … Continue reading The otherworldly magic of Halloween – my heart’s delight!