Ghost Writer

FEARSOME FABLES

Welcome back, guests of the gruesome.  The sideshow awaits, this time with a trio of fearsome fables.  The flaps are open, just waiting for you to enter.

First off, we continue on our road trip of the revolting as we stop at Rapid City, South Dakota.  Here we learn of the true terror of HOOKY JACK, who haunts the halls of a local establishment there.  Then, it is off to the rural part west of nowhere as we ponder the CHIEF EXPORT of a nothing little berg.  Our third destination is another in that road trip called the “States of Fear”.  It is all the way in Washington state in the Pacific Northwest.  There, we look down into THE BOTTOMLESS PIT.  But what looks back?

But alas, do you smell that?  Smoke.  It heralds the end of another sideshow.  Come back again for more, but off now before it is too late.

MIND GAMES

Welcome, welcome!  So glad you’ve returned.  Old Char is up to his tricks again, folks.  He really likes to mess with your mind.

Three tales of the mind and madness are featured in the sideshow of the surreal today.  First, how do you really know who you are if everyone else is convinced that you are someone else?  This is the question to ponder in THE FACE IS FAMILIAR.  Of course, the trip could be downhill all the way as you take a DESCENT INTO MADNESS. Sadly, it’s a one way trip.  Finally, maybe it really is your mind they are after – or at least your brains in THE PHANTOM WRECKER.  If you see it on a lonely stretch of mountainous highway, just keep driving.  Don’t check your rearview mirror.  And above all, keep your head on!

If you’ve managed to keep your wits about you, and your brains planted firmly in your skull, then we would love to see you next time.  Please return to the Circus of the Unknown. We’ll try to make Charlie behave next time.

 

MYTHICAL MONSTROSITIES

More macabre monsters of myth grace the sideshow today.  Charlie Barker will show you them in detail.  Or, perhaps more aptly, he will show the monsters you.

First, we meet the real-life New Jersey Devil as part of our sub-series, “States of Fear”.  THE MONSTER OF THE PINE BARRENS awaits.  Next, it’s the tale of an evil genie in DJINN RUMMY.  Finally, it’s a story that may be dragon at the start, but picks up at the end in FINISH THE STORY, GRANDPA.  It’s a scaly tail, er scary tale, to be sure.

There are always more monsters awaiting you at the sideshow.  Please come back and witness the spectacle again.

GHOSTS AND SPIRITS: DELTA WINDS

The only reprieve the prisoners faced from the enveloping silence were the sand storms or snowfall as carried on those same Delta winds, though they must have been somewhat angrier in that time. As we walked along, each lost in our own thoughts, we dwelled on the past. The ghosts were strong here. The horrific history of the internment camp haunts the place.