Monthly Archives: February 2017

‘The headless beast IV’ (ending)

   Instead of the angular form that one would expect to feel on the shoulders of a massive canine, I felt a smooth, bowl-like outline! It was completely unnatural for a dog’s cranium, but bore the general shape of a … Continue reading

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‘The headless beast’ III

    Going against my fear instincts, I put my rifle down. I had no confidence that I could take down a creature that was already dead, anyway. Almost immediately, its countenance changed to a much more relaxed posture. The … Continue reading

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‘The headless beast’ II

   From the apparent prevalence of such a well-known legend, I elected to share my hair-raising experience with a few friends. A couple of them were already familiar with the spooky story. Several of them speculated over the origin of … Continue reading

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‘The headless beast’ I

    One evening last fall I found myself deep in the woods as the sun went down. I had ventured too far into the sprawling hillside of Forge Mountain to make it back before darkness set in. Realizing it … Continue reading

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‘Figure in black’

In the wee hours and late into the night, I’m haunted by a ghastly figure in black. It stalks and mirrors my every move; forever lurking just behind my back.  I stand up to face this menace. Alone I am, … Continue reading

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‘The undertaker’s bauble’

A tiny blue marble with swirls of green. Twists of brown, and of sights unseen. It’s shimmering surface is obscured by a haze. Both light and dark, our standard of days.  Two crowns bespectacled with a glaze of ice. They … Continue reading

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‘What do cats know?’

   There have been a number of intriguing stories recently about cats in retirement homes that gravitate to specific human beings (shortly before they pass away). In these accounts, the cat will fixate on a dying person; as if giving … Continue reading

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