Life is long, I always tell my friends, and you never know where you’re going to end up. Sometimes things that seem ever-fixed and unchangeable can transform overnight. Maybe that thing you thought would always haunt you one day just throws up its hands and descends quietly into its grave. They say nothing lasts forever, and maybe we come to terms with just about everything when the time is right.Read more "A Fool, A Fiend And A History"
Good Things Come in Twos By Elizabeth Cutright One is not always the loneliest number (especially if you’re at the top of Santa’s “nice” list), but just about everything is better when it’s part of a pair. Two glasses of wine? Awesome! Leaving work two hours early? Fantastic! Always quickly following up your first […]Read more "Recognition With Perfect Timing"
A couple of great scenes that are all about building tension and ratcheting up the fear. By Elizabeth Cutright © 2012 The Daily Creative Writer Boo! Did I scare you? In honor of my favorite holiday and my favorite season, a meditation on some of the scariest, most spine-tingling scenes I remember from a couple […]Read more "Monsters, Mayhem and Movies"
Dodging a scary homeless, homicidal drifter. (I posted this on Jezebel as part of their “Let’s Scare the Crap Out Of Everyone” discussion thread and thought I’d share it here…) Okay – this happened to me in broad daylight and is less spooky and more “real world terrifying.” No ghosts or goblins, just one really […]Read more "That One Time…"
Silver bullets, stakes through the heart, and that twist at the end. By Elizabeth Cutright © 2012 The Daily Creative Writer “If a fear cannot be articulated, it can’t be conquered.” ― Stephen King I know I’m not alone when I declare Halloween to be my favorite holiday. I’m constantly hearing reports that Americans spend […]Read more "Using Fear as Fodder"
Pumpkins, Costumes and Autumn’s Opportunities By Elizabeth Cutright © 2012 The Daily Creative Writer The weekend’s almost here, bringing with it the last holiday of summer and the start of one of my favorite season. I love the Fall. The idea that it’s time to reap what you’ve sown….time to gather up the fruits […]Read more "Filling Up the Well"