Ghost Stories

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  Ghost Stories is an original short story by Natalie Ramirez Cain: Morning She drank her coffee like her life depended on it. She had just dropped the girls off with their father and the next two days stretched before … Continued

The Carnival Is Coming

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My sister and I used to wake up in the mornings and immediately want to share our dreams with each other, describing every single detail we could remember and reliving every moment for the sake of the other one’s entertainment. … Continued

Once Upon A Dream

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Inspired by a few winter walks I took on very cold days, the song as sung by Lana Del Rey (I love how¬†haunting this version sounds, just as much as I love the original Tchaikovsky), and by the constant tides … Continued

The Seesaw

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This story materialized in my head after listening to the song, “I’m So Happy I Can’t Stop Crying” by Sting. I’d heard it plenty of times before, but something about this time in particular generated an idea, revolving around one … Continued

Jack the Riper

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  I know you’ve been dying to learn more about Jack the Riper. Ever since you first read A Dead Body, that little teaser on the front cover has kept you in unbridled anticipation.     My sources for this … Continued

For Lack Of A Dead Body

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Ah, childhood literature. It’s one thing to have written an autobiography by the age of five, and another thing to have dabbled in some mild plagiarism (taking the title from a famous novel as well as borrowing the concept of … Continued

Jurassic Park Adventures

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As I explained in an earlier post, I was fascinated with dinosaurs at an early age. I remember being terrified of the dinosaur bit in Fantasia but always wanted to watch it again and again. My sister and I had … Continued