7 Super Scary Stories That Will Make You Wanna Sleep With the Lights On! 🕷🕸

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Over at Reddit’s r/nosleep, they’re collecting the best (read: most terrifying) scary stories for All Hallow’s Eve, and they are not for the faint of heart. You’ve been warned; these stories are scary AF and probably not suitable reading material for anyone still living. (However, if you’re already an evil apparition, you might be OK reading these. Might be.)

Without further ado, here are the ~sPoOkIeSt~ of the scariest scary stories. *Deep breath.* Let’s get this over with…Read on if you dare!

via 7 Super Scary Stories That Will Make You Wanna Sleep With *ALL* the Lights On

Halloween Ghost Stories and Scary Tales 👻🎃

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My great-grandmother lived alone up in the mountains at her cabin. Her husband had died, so she was there all alone. She only had one companion, and that was her loving dog. T hey both loved each other very much and the dog loved her and comforted her. Every night when she went to bed, the dog would lick her hand to let her know that he was there to protect her.

One night, she had gone to bed and the dog had licked her hand like he had done routinely every night since her husband died. But this night was different…

via Halloween Ghost Stories and Scary Tales

The Lesbian Vampire Story That Came Before Dracula | Atlas Obscura

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When thinking of the origins of Vampire literature in the Western world, chances are you think of Bram Stoker’s Dracula. This chef-d’oeuvre has defined the genre ever since it was published more than a hundred years ago.

But years before Stoker was obsessively researching for his book, another vampire story was written in Ireland. Carmilla, a novella by Joseph Sheridan Le Fanu, could be called the original vampire novel of modern Europe.

via The Lesbian Vampire Story That Came Before Dracula | Atlas Obscura

Book review: Maria Semple is back with another loopy, darkly comic novel – The Denver Post

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Eleanor is chronically disappointed in herself, in her versions of wife- and motherhood; in her degrees of kindness, friendship, organization, pet ownership and yoga attendance. She is a graphic artist the way Bernadette of Semple’s genius second novel was an architect: in the past, with baggage and regrets…

via Book review: Maria Semple is back with another loopy, darkly comic novel – The Denver Post

5 Actionable Steps To Immediately Become A Better Writer | Inc.com

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If you have any interest in establishing yourself as a thought leader (especially online), then surely you’ve been faced with this question: “How do I become a better writer?

Well, I’ll tell you that it takes practice–that’s where the one answer per day comes into play–but here are a few steps you can take to immediately start writing better

via 5 Actionable Steps To Immediately Become A Better Writer | Inc.com

 

‘Gone Girl’ to ‘Queen of Katwe’: The Best Female Characters Come From Books

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It’s no coincidence that most of Pacific Standard’s current projects are book adaptations. As Witherspoon told the Wall Street Journal in April, she founded the company in part so that she could bring her favorite novels and memoirs to life…