A Truant Disposition

"I must be idle."

Halloween Goodies

Ghost stories and eerie music, they really go together, don’t they? I have both! All this month I’m posting my ghost stories on Wattpad and if you want a bit of ambient music to go with it, check out my Halloween Soundscape album on iTunes, Amazon, or other digital music stores. This music is good for setting […]

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Scary Stuff for Halloween

Halloween is almost here! This is just a quick note to let you know about some cool stuff you can get for Halloween. First up: Neil Gaiman reading a new spooky story which you can download free from Audible (membership not required). “Click-Clack The Rattlebag”. For every download, Audible donates a dollar to an education […]

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The Ice Cream Castle

As promised…a ghost story for Halloween (though it’s also a good Christmas ghost story). Enjoy! The Ice Cream Castle  by Ainy Rainwater The sun was not seen all day, but around the time of sunset the snow fell harder, blurring holiday lights and threatening to blot them out altogether. The forecast indicated that there could […]

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Lisa Lightner fled social work for the relative quiet of a bookstore. A safe haven from violence. But the publication of a horror novel which unleashes an Evil on the world threatens not only her peace of mind, but society itself. When her glamorous sister announces that she’s been hired to write the screenplay, and […]

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Halloween Soundscape — and new video!

Halloween is just around the corner and I’d be remiss if I didn’t remind you of my Halloween Soundscape album. (My artist name: Gymshoes.) It’s dark ambient music, suitable background for setting a spooky atmosphere for trick or treaters, a Halloween story reading, or a party (if you want something eerie). It’s a very soundtrack-y […]

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All Hallow’s Read

Not for the first time, Neil Gaiman has started something on Twitter. After musing about lack of Halloween traditions he suggested that people give friends a scary book for Halloween. Suggestions proliferate at #allhallowsread.  He blogged it then other blogs, online magazines, online newspapers and authors jumped on the bandwagon. Most people who enthuse about […]

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