Category Archives: Literature

“Gwendy’s Button Box By Stephen King & Richard Chizmar”

“There are three ways up to Castle View from the town of Castle Rock: Route 117, Pleasant Road, and the Suicide Stairs. Every day this summer – yes, even on Sundays – twelve-year old Gwendy Peterson has taken the stairs, … Continue reading

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“Crazy Is My Superpower By AJ Mendez Brooks”

“When looks fade, and your only value is your mind, will you still be beautiful? I figured out early on that investing in my heart, my personality, my mind, and my soul was going to be the key to success. … Continue reading

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“Black Water By Joyce Carol Oates”

The main protagonist of Joyce Carol Oates’, taut, thought-provoking, and suspenseful novella, “Black Water,” is Kelly Kelleher. The intelligent, twenty-six year old, political journalist works for a magazine called the ‘Citizen Inquiry.’ During a festive Fourth of July celebration, located … Continue reading

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“The Woman in Cabin 10 By Ruth Ware”

The narrator of British author, Ruth Ware’s suspenseful, sophomore effort, “The Woman in Cabin 10,” is  Laura “Lo” Blacklock. Lo, as she prefers to be called, is a writer for Velocity magazine, a publication that specializes in high-end travel. Opportunity … Continue reading

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“Car Nex: Skin Job By Michael Thomas-Knight”

I was recently contacted by Michael Thomas-Knight from Parlor of Horror, which is a blog I follow on wordpress.com. He e-mailed me to inquire if I would be interested in writing a review of his novella, “Car Nex: Skin Job,” … Continue reading

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“The Girls By Emma Cline”

During the summer of 1967, having recently been released from prison, a human predator prowled the streets of the Haight-Ashbury district of San Francisco. There was nothing that particularly stood out about him in a physical sense that made the … Continue reading

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“Where Are You Going, Where Have You Been?”

“Where Are You Going, Where Have You Been?” is a short story written by prolific author, Joyce Carol Oates (A Garden of Earthly Delights), which was first published by Cornell University in the Fall 1966 issue of their literary magazine, … Continue reading

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