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Dead people on air

I’m going to be on the radio this afternoon starting at noon! The summary from the Lilycat show: “This Sunday, we will have on the wonderful writer Loren Rhoads, author of Wish You Were Here: Adventures in Cemetery Travel and … Continue reading

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Requiem for Morbid Curiosity

Originally published on my livejournal Oct. 9th, 2006 at 9:06 AM, this is the account of the second-to-last Morbid Curiosity magazine live events. The reading Saturday night was one of the best yet. I don’t know if I felt that … Continue reading

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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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