Monthly Archives: October 2013

Why I killed Morbid Curiosity

In 2002, my younger brother died suddenly. He had been a secret alcoholic and, without anyone knowing, he destroyed his liver. I talked to him one Monday night, when his neck ached so much he couldn’t turn his head. By … Continue reading

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The Editor’s Children, part 3

When I got to Morbid Curiosity #10, I thought I’d already hit up all my friends for their deepest, darkest confessions. That made it that much more poignant when Seth Lindberg sent me “The Brother Who is Actually Okay.”  I’d … Continue reading

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In Memoriam

I saw Stanley Burns’s Sleeping Beauties at the counter of Dark Carnival many, many years ago.  The collection of postmortem photographs shocked and startled me.  Who would collect pictures of dead people?  Who would buy a book of them?  Fascinated, horrified, I … Continue reading

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Death Salon Soiree

After the end of programming on Day 2 of the Death Salon, the paid attendees and performers retreated to a lovely house with a breathtaking deck to decompress. Sarah of Nourishing Death baked a feast of treats from Pan de Muerto … Continue reading

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Death Salon, Day 2

My day started with walking with Jill Tracy out for coffee, so I knew it was going to be good. Then I settled in next to Lindsey Fitzharris and Jennifer of The Dead Bell for another day of morbid food for … Continue reading

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