My Book Stack Brings All The Ghosts To The Yard

You  may recall I grew up across from a graveyard. So, now that I think about it, it's no surprise that 66.6% of the books in my personal library are situated in, around, near, or under a graveyard. Here, in no particular order (cover art on a scale of wtf to gtfo) are my personal favorites:                 Any graveyard books in your book stack?[...]


The Rugaru

Hello, darlings....   How are you all doing? I know the post-election craze has a lot of people in a funk (to say the least). I'm Canadian and even my small news stations are still covering the potential vote audit and other political stories from your neck of the woods. I can't imagine how overwhelming it must be. If you need gifs or someone to vent to, I'm here. Oh! And you've just had Thanksgiving - if you're partaking, Happy Thanksgiving! If you're NaNo-ing, your word count is probably getting up there. Great job! Keep on going! I know it's tempting to[...]


Folklore Week: Emily’s Bridge, Vermont

It’s sometime after ten and we’re standing in front of Old Yard holding an eighteenth-century lantern replica with a tin roof, holds slotted into it to let the heat escape. We’re dangling it over the wall that separates the parking lot from the cemetery. The candlelight reflects off a small slabbed tombstone — isolated from the rest of the graves without any real indication why. It could be a dissenter’s plot. I run over the number of reasons why someone might be buried as a dissenter in 19th century Stowe: usual reasons include not adhering to the popul[...]