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November 02, 2017
Approaching Mystery: Susan L. Miller Says Goodbye to the Magic Portal
On October 25th, the Natural History Museum in New York closed the doors of its...
October 26, 2017
Approaching Mystery: Rebecca Bratten Weiss Keeps On Dying
Here is a faded picture of two girls, one blond, the other brown-haired, dressed up...
October 20, 2017
Approaching Mystery: Simeon Berry’s Backstory
My Cub Scout leader was built like a dump truck. He was squat and...
October 12, 2017
Approaching Mystery: Marie Kopp Travels Those Haunted Appalachian Roads
I grew up in the Appalachians of Western Pennsylvania, enfolded in these ancient, forested mountains....
October 05, 2017
Approaching Mystery: Marybeth Bishop Haunts the Dead
States of Matter * I don’t know why the idea of dead bodies didn’t bother...
September 27, 2017
Approaching Mystery: Joanna Penn Cooper Talks to the Dead
Last week, my brother was visiting from out of state, and one night he told...
September 07, 2017
Approaching Mystery: Playing Dead by Catherine Wiley
I’ve decided it must be possible to find out what death feels like.
August 29, 2017
Approaching Mystery: Sleepwalking by Issa Lewis
Camp Innisfree was “up north,” as people from Michigan's lower peninsula called anything north...
August 10, 2017
Approaching Mystery: Late Night Deck Sentence in the Rain
Once I loved the world, or thought I did, I prayed every night, read parts...
July 20, 2017
Approaching Mystery: Timekeeping
Some of the most interesting writing happening today exists in the liminal space between genres—micro-memoir,...
April 27, 2017
Things Keeping Us Alive, April ’17
Lent is over, and Easter is here. The time for mourning and sacrificing is over....
November 02, 2016
Making Contact: From the Ouija Board to the Catholic Church
In October we called for spooky stories from all our friends who follow the blog,...
October 11, 2016
Spooky Pilgrim: Joanna’s Ghost Dreams
I am at my grandmother’s house, sitting with her at the kitchen table that’s been...
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