The Haint

Third-place winner for First Pages of a Novel, 2008 Kansas Writers Association writing contest

My first novel is a supernatural horror story about a young couple who move from New York City to the young man’s hometown in Mississippi. The house he buys had been lived in by an elderly woman until her recent death. Before he moved in, a neighbor informs him that the woman had been an evil witch in life, and that her evil spirit is destined to wander the earth forever unless she can tempt or otherwise persuade the new owner to let her spirit in at night. If that should happen, they would switch places, the house would again become hers and he would become a lost, wandering spirit.


After a Three and a Half Mile Fall, I Landed on My Feet

This essay took third place in the Memoir category in the 2008 KWA contest

November 1, 1965, was a benchmark in my beloved sport of skydiving. The event occurred on a warm breezy autumn afternoon during my 235th parachute jump…

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