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A Brief History The following short horror story was written in 2018 by a student at John Carroll University interested in the supernatural.  The story is written in the style of the stories found in Scary Stories to Tell in the Dark (1981) or a more modern creepypasta. Digging Deeper: Complete Text of “The Backroom” We have two rules when we go to our family reunion. Don’t wander by yourself, especially at night, and never enter the basement. These rules seemed fair, especially when considering the size of my uncle’s manor. It wasn’t that hard to follow the rules anyway, since I spent…

A Brief History What follows is (as far as we are aware) a continuation of a work of fiction written several years ago by a young lady interested in the supernatural in the style of the stories found in Scary Stories to Tell in the Dark (1981) or a more modern creepypasta.  For Chapter 1, please click here. Digging Deeper: Full text of Chapter 2 of The Nightmare of the Baby Head When the mom walked in, she saw the round baby head on the floor looking up at her with a strange open-mouthed expression, remember? She started laughing maniacally and picked…

A Brief History What follows is (as far as we are aware) a work of fiction written several years ago by a young lady interested in the supernatural in the style of the stories found in Scary Stories to Tell in the Dark (1981) or a more modern creepypasta. Digging Deeper: Full text of Chapter 1 of The Nightmare of the Baby Head “Hi Mom,” said Jack, a 6-year-old who loves to play with Barbies. “Hi,” replied the mom, “do you want a snack?” “No,” said Jack, “I’m going upstairs in my room to play with my Barbies.” “Okay,” answered the mom…

A Brief History On June 13, 1990, Del Rey published a mass market paperback version of The Diamond Throne, the first book in The Elenium series of fantasy novels by David Eddings (1931–2009). Digging Deeper Below is a list of fictional characters appearing in The Elenium and The Tamuli, fantasy series written by David Eddings. Protagonists Sparhawk Sparhawk is the main character in the Elenium and Tamuli series. He is a Pandion Knight and Champion of Queen Ehlana. He marries Queen Ehlana and they have a child called Danae, who is the child goddess Aphrael in human form. Sephrenia Sephrenia is the Styric instructor of the spells of Styricum, also known as…

A Brief History On April 17, 2018, we celebrate National Haiku Day, the day that the traditional Japanese form of poetry is celebrated. In recognition of this great “holiday,” we offer a few of our own creations. We invite our readers to compose their own Haiku poetry and share those with our other readers! Digging Deeper Remember, the Haiku form is normally consisting of 3 lines, the first line containing 5 syllables, the second line containing 7 syllables, and the third line containing 5 syllables. Rhyming is not necessary. Haiku appeared in Japan in the 1600’s, and in the US…

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