Best Budget Restaurants in Portland, Maine

Best Budget Restaurants in Portland, Maine “Augustah Maine, Portland!” the bus driver shouts out to passengers outside Boston Logan airport. After a scenic ride north, and a short cab into downtown, you finally arrive in Portland, Maine. The coastal breeze carries the smell of the historic seafood as you skip gleefully down the Old Port…

Top 3 Haunted Places in Maine

Top 3 Haunted Places in Maine Grab a lobster roll with your friends and cruise through the dense Maine wilderness. If you’re looking for more of an adventure away from the traditional tourist traps of Maine, be sure to add the following locations to your road trip itinerary. DISCLAIMER: Remember to receive proper permission before…

Apache Death Cave

In 1878 alongside the Little Colorado River, a Navajo encampment was attacked by a collection of Apache raiders. The planned attack by the Apache left most Navajo men, women, and children dead. As the Apache were looting the encampment, they came across three women whose lives were spared but were taken as prisoners.  Navajo leaders…

The Amityville Horror House

Addressed in the 1977 book, this home was built in 1927 at 112 Ocean Ave. The book was focused on the fictional happenings after DeFeo Jr. relentlessly murdered his family. Since the murders, the home has been owned by five different families. In 2010, the waterfront home of three-stories sold for an impressive $950,000. The…

Twin Arrows Trading Post Ruins

Originally dubbed Canyon Padre Trading Post, Twin Arrows Trading Post was put up in the 1940’s motivated by the nearby popular Old Route 66 stop, Two Guns. Tourists and venturers were able to purchase fuel, Route 66 souvenirs, and perhaps enjoy a meal at the attached cafe and diner. Two iconic wooden arrows were erected…

Hotel San Carlos

Built in 1874, the site was originally the city of Phoenix’s first school. Serving the community until 1916 where it was shortly exchanged to become one of the city’s most well-known hotels. Opening its doors on March 28th, 1928, Hotel San Carlos was often touted to hold the finest accommodations in the southwest; including the…

Snow Child(ren)

Frigid winds whip by branches mocking the silence surrounding this enormous farmhouse. It’s a frozen evening accompanied by heavy snowfall. Harrison reads a book quietly on a worn, stained mattress that’s placed conveniently in the corner out of everyone’s way. Snuggling up with as many blankets he can find, he flips through each page intent…

The Gatekeeper

Orion (he/him), a trans teen, attends a funeral for a local boy who has recently taken his own life. Orion’s father, a pastor in this rural conservative mountain town, takes the opportunity, and his position, to speak on the sinful nature of suicide. With little to no support around him, Orion copes by writing himself into a fictional multiverse where he faces off against creatures and champions alike. Tasked to retrieve the rose-tinted ruby, stolen by The Gatekeeper himself, Warrior Orion has many challenges that lie ahead; both on and off the page.

Central Maine Sanitorium

The Central Maine Sanatorium, originally The Chase Memorial Sanatorium, opened in 1910 as a hospital to treat tuberculosis patients. As the rate of tuberculosis cases rose, so did the need for treatment. Extending the intimate hospital setting, construction of wooden buildings took place in 1912 but were unfortunately lost in a fire one year later….

All My Friends Are Freaks: BTS and Reader Q&A

Within this blog post, I’ll be discussing the creation of the short story series All My Friends Are Freaks. The significance of each of the main characters; Ethan, Twitch, and Annie will be outlined in-depth alongside a drafted map of the behavioral health center with actual photos from inside the facility! Additionally, I’ll be responding to your questions from the All My Friends Are Freaks Q&A