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Confessions of a Scaredy Cat

Fear is a big part of childhood for a lot of reasons. For one thing, you’re physically small at that age, so your surroundings naturally seem more imposing. Beyond that, you lack knowledge of how the world around you truly works, so you have more difficulty distinguishing between what’s real and what’s imaginary. That weird

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Let’s Talk About Mummies

Halloween and the way we celebrate it today is the marriage of several different traditions giving homage to the thin line between the living and the dead and remembering our ancestors. Traditions that are not necessarily related to Halloween, but are still all about that veil and ancestry, can be fun and lighthearted. Other traditions

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Please Help Me to Fund Halloween Love

$1,000/month Goal For sustainable funding, Monthly option preferred. Paying writers out-of-pocket and never making a profit, I’ve struggled my way through a full decade of creating fun, content, games, giveaways, and contests for the Halloween and horror community. And even if we don’t receive a single dollar from this attempt at funding, Halloween Love will

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The Story of Rosie the Shark

I love sharks; they’re a big deal for me. I saw JAWS at a very young age (around 5-years-old or so), and it’s been deeply embedded in my dreams, my nightmares, and my waking thoughts ever since. It’s perhaps not a full-blown obsession, but definitely a fascination. I’m intrigued by both mechanical sharks and real

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A Taste of Texas Part 7: The Conclusion is a Love Letter

Highway 299 high up in the Trinity Alps. Nighttime. Nobody on the road. On the side of a mountain looking down into a valley as my girlfriend puked her guts up on the road’s shoulder. All those years of studying Leatherface and his clan led to this moment. All those years of wondering why the

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🍾πŸ₯‚πŸŽ‰ HL Turns 10! β€” Fondest Halloween Memories?

It’s been a decade now since I first started Halloween Love. In all that time, the project never went Big Timeβ„’ (though I always try and offer people big time fun) or made a single penny of profit. Thankfully, passion was always the primary goal, and the idea of profit barely an afterthought, otherwise I

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Submit Your Dead Pet to the Digital Pet Sematary

I previously shared the story of the death of my own dog, Buck. I’ve never felt a greater pain before it or since. There’s such an incredible bond between humans and non-human animals, that seems to transcend the closeness that even two humans can achieve together (at least for me). It’s a powerful bond that

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The Wicker Writers

Horror writers. We are legion. We are everywhere. We are also easily dismissed, misjudged, and often blamed. Sometimes being a horror writer feels like being a scapegoat for the world’s ills. After all, how can any “normal” person think up so many horrific things? And then they write them down and “influence” others with their