Tag Archives: Ghosts

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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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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Dracula: The Vampire and The Critics

Dracula: The Vampire and Critics Edited by Margaret L Carter, 1988 Themes of Racial Purity and the Terror over Race are in Dracula. There is the subtext Darwinian struggle of Global Politics in Dracula.  Britain had imperial opposition during Stoker’s … Continue reading

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Horror Vs Gothic

Horror Vs Gothic As a child I stayed away from horror movies. My mother preferred to stay away from them as well, so it wasn’t difficult to do. However, now and again friends would expose me to a random horror … Continue reading

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A Certain Slant of Light

September 27, 2012 Slant of Light “A Certain Slant of Light—on winter afternoons—that oppresses like the weight—of cathedral tunes. Heavenly hurt it gives us—we can fine no scar—but internal difference—where the meanings are,” wrote Emily Dickinson. The poem talks of … Continue reading

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High Priestess of Steampunk

High Priestess of Steampunk I read the 2009 book Boneshaker by Cherie Priest in 2012. I was hooked after that. I recently had discovered the genre of Steampunk and read that Priest was one of the best and most popular … Continue reading

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More Than Zero

More Than Zero Robert Downy Jr. has always reminded me of Jeff Castor for some reason. Perhaps because Jeff was like a goofy little brother to me and Robert Downy Jr. had this cute, goofy big brother thing going for … Continue reading

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His Fearful Symmetry: Red John and Blake

is Fearful Symmetry: Red John and William Blake “Tyger, Tyger burning bright, In the forest of the night, What immortal hand or eye, could fame thy fearful symmetry,” wrote William Blake.  When he wrote the poem he used simple language … Continue reading

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Gothic: 400 Years of Excess, Horror, Evil and Ruin

Gothic: 400 Years of Excess, Horror, Evil and Ruin Richard Davenport-Hines, 1998 Davenport-Hines begins with the Goths in Eastern Europe in 410AD when the sacked Rome.  In the 1300s, the word Goth came to denote the architecture of that flourished … Continue reading

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Dangerous Dreams

Sometimes violent, sometimes beautiful, but always vivid–my dreams.  I thought I would share some of my more supernatural or mystical dreams November 17, 2000 Apocalypse I was in a small futuristic city in the middle of the desert.  The buildings … Continue reading

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