Unmasking Halloween Psychology
Oct28

Unmasking Halloween Psychology

Where there is no imagination, there is no horror. – Arthur Conan Doyle Halloween just may be my favorite holiday of the year. Well, after Christmas. And Thanksgiving. And the two weeks leading up to my birthday. And all holidays that cancel school. But still: Halloween is awesome. I mean, how often does society allow us to dress as Zorro? Or Vito Corleone? Or “My name is Inigo Montoya. You killed my father. Prepare to die.” Of...

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Scream for Joy
Jun04

Scream for Joy

Always do what you are afraid to do. — Ralph Waldo Emerson Picture your greatest fear. Then imagine my blog coming to your email every Wednesday for the rest of your life… Really mitigates that first concern, doesn’t it? In lieu of last week’s post, I received some disappointed feedback that the installment had no “psychophilosophy” tip. Instead, there was only a remarkably entertaining and captivating short story. I’m sorry to...

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A Campfire Scary
May28

A Campfire Scary

Blood is really warm, it’s like drinking hot chocolate but with more screaming. — Ryan Mecum With the good weather, I figure camping season is here already. So for today’s post, I’m going to reimagine one of my favorite campfire stories: Behind the wheel of his new, 1995 Ford pickup, Tanner’s eyelids felt weighty. Music. He needed music and fresh air. It was still daylight, but with the inquisition of trees along the road,...

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A Scary Tale…
Oct30

A Scary Tale…

Believe only half of what you see and nothing that you hear. — Edgar Allen Poe A cat’s hideous screech. A door slammed in a distant room. Icy fingers ghosting down your spine. Halloween is nearly upon us, and to celebrate one of my favorite holidays, I have written you a scary short, short story. Enjoy! I come home to find a child’s shoe, just one, in the middle of my kitchen floor. Soiled red, the lace’s torn...

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Yes, This Is a True Story
Jul17

Yes, This Is a True Story

I saw a spider in my bathtub, so I got a piece of tissue and very carefully burned down the house. – Anonymous If you look at the picture, I’m not sure who would’ve had the worse experience. Though I can tell you right now, no matter where you’re reading this post, you would have heard me screaming. Spiders get a bad rap. Because they’re small, have eight legs, and still don’t have a Pixar movie made about them, people are terrified...

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