‘Tis the season for haunts and horror. I hope you’ve found something chilling to sink your teeth into this October. I’ve been reading a few classics, and it got me to thinking about why we return to certain stories over and over again. A great story stays with you for a long time. It’s hard to pinpoint exactly what makes a book memorable. Maybe it’s a combination of quality writing, epic plotting, or that all-too-special and unique voice. It’s hard to say for sure, but we all know it when we read it. Here are a few of my favorites. I’d love to hear from you. Let me know what you’re reading.
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It could be said that the year 2020 was horrific enough, so why add to it with more terrifying tales? Through story we often find our truth. We find a place to put our anxieties, a place to bury our fears in words, images, and craft. It’s not just about the decapitated head bouncing down the stairs or the eerie chill you get when walking into a haunted house. It’s about the art of creating literary terror and the beauty of finding what is truly scaring us.