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 … Continue reading Snow Child(ren)
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.
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. … Continue reading Central Maine Sanitorium
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
Annie and Twitch make their way off the unit in search of Ethan after his encounter with a mysterious new patient, Samuel. Arming themselves with contraband, they fight their way through complications both familiar, and the seemingly supernatural. Will they make it out alive or suffer the consequences of this unearthly phenomena?
Opened in 1978 on 315 Travis, Treebeards lives within the Baker Travis building, which is the second oldest building in Houston, Texas. Although the reviews mentioned great food and a lively bar atmosphere, reports of cold spots and a bean cooks description of a full body apparition are what caught my teams eye. Making it … Continue reading Treebeards Restaurant
Constructed in 1926, the Julia Ideson Building located at 500 McKinney stands across from downtowns Main Branch Library in Houston, Texas. Although checking out a book would regularly be on my itinerary while visiting the library, rumors of a past caretaker and his dog's spirit roaming the grounds are what sparked my team and I's … Continue reading Julia Ideson Building
Constructed in 1885 within the heart of Austin, the Texas State Capitol Building stands valiantly atop a hill. Monuments scatter the grounds, with a historical museum and gift shop off to the side. Tours are offered to those seeking a more traditional travel experience. However, rumors of spirits that haunt the grounds and building itself … Continue reading Texas State Capitol Building
Against fair warning from locals in 1839, Gideon White decided to build a home in proximity to Shoal Creek. After three years of residency, Gideon was reportedly murdered by passing Native Americans. Once his corpse was discovered, the remains and shallow graves of many more were uncovered in the surrounding area. The majority of the … Continue reading Shoal Creek Indian Massacre Site
Once thriving in the early 20th century as a cotton shipping center for the central Texas area, Bartlett now stands mostly baron. Most of the buildings hold some sort of historical significance as the early 1900's storefront remains on the main road. Approximately 1,600 residents reside in Bartlett scattered around the outskirts only driving into … Continue reading Bartlett, Texas