Story Molecules – Guest Blog by Ellen Behrens of Ellenbooks

Deb has a great way of finding the hidden stories in the places she visits and the people she sees, don’t you think? Writers get asked a lot where we get our ideas and we usually tell them, “Everywhere!” But how do we get to the point where we can see those hints of stories? […]

EGO – Everyone’s Got One

I’ve often wondered at what point A-list celebrities become jaded to their success. Recognizable folks from any walk of life are at risk but since the world (especially Americans and Brits) obsess over the antics of the rich and famous, it must happen more quickly with those prominent, newsworthy folks. However,  even photogenic “beautiful” people […]

Short Story Time Again!

Gather ’round. This little horror story puts a different twist on “roadside shrines”. The Lore ROADSIDE SHRINES Roadside shrines can be seen on almost any major highway in the world. In the United States, they are common throughout the Southwest, especially on Highway 86 between Tucson and Why, Arizona. This two lane road cuts through […]

Short Story Series continues with Unmarked Graves

Time for another Short Story in my ongoing series. You can read more tales here. Or learn about additional myth and lore from my travels in Road Tales – Myth, Lore and Curiosities from America’s Back Roads. Enjoy! Old Mortimer Cemetery, Mortimer, NC The Lore: Mortimer, North Carolina was a thriving logging town in the early […]

Short Story Series: Picher Perfect

The Lore: Northeastern Oklahoma is often called “Green Country” because of the abundance of man made lakes and heavily treed rolling hills. Tucked away just a few miles from the Kansas border lies Picher, a modern day ghost town described by one local news source as “The biggest environmental disaster you’ve never heard of”. Picher […]