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About carilynn27

Reading and writing and writing about reading are my passion. I've been keeping a journal since I was 14. I also write fiction and poetry. I published my first collection of short stories, "Radiant Darkness" in 2000. I followed that up with my first collection of poetry in 2001 called "Journey without a Map." In 2008, I published "Persephone's Echo" another collection of poetry. Since then I've also published Emotional Espionage, The Way The Story Ended, My Perfect Drug and Out There. I have my BA in English from The Ohio State University at Mansfield and my MA in English Lit from The University of North Carolina at Greensboro. I also have my Post BA Certificate in Women's Studies. I am the mother of two beautiful children. :-)

The Lady in White

The Lady in White Halloween 1992 was different.  I skipped the Haunted Hotel, Trick or Treat and the Parade. It was a chilly October night when I took a stroll downtown in Shelby. I often took walks alone, exploring and … Continue reading

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Halloween Costumes

  Halloween Costumes When I was four my mother took a picture of me next to a scarecrow she’d made and placed on the porch. This was at our apartment on Broadway, so it must have been around 1979. I … Continue reading

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Dark And Stormy Night

A Dark And Stormy Night Memory is not reliable. It gets tangled among emotions and thoughts. Who is to say what really happened and what we felt happened. Who is to say that both are not real in some way … Continue reading

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Dia De Los Muertos

November 1, 2017 Dia De Los Muertos Dia De Los Muertos or Day of the Dead is a Mexican Holiday celebrated around Halloween. In the 1960s the Mexican government had the Aztec festival declared a National Holiday.  In the Aztec … Continue reading

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The Haunting of Hill House 1959

February 22, 1999 The Haunting of Hill House The Haunting of Hill House was a 1959 book by Shirley Jackson. Shirley Jackson was born December 14, 1914 in San Francisco. She had been reading and writing all her life. She … Continue reading

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Bad Feminist

Bad Feminist Roxane Gay published Bad Feminist in 2014, but it is even more relevant this week.  She titled the book Bad Feminist because many women, including herself, often do things that are considered not considered consistent with the Feminist … Continue reading

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A Writer’s Coach

A Writer’s Coach By Jack Hart Chapter 1: Method Think first—write later Talk it out Shrink you subject Write thesis Doodle Chapter 2: Process Prove it Plan it Structure it Write it Edit it Chapter 3: Structure Don’t stall on … Continue reading

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