Saturday, October 07, 2006

read this book if you dare...


I have maybe 20 or so of these babies left and am willing to trade or hell, just give them away upon request if you ask...October being the perfect time for this slim little volume of ghosty poems steeped in Chicago history and urban legend. About a year ago, I was doing research for this project, taking local haunting tours and hanging out in cemetaries....my sort of fun.

Tried to get tickets for another tour this year, but they were all booked up for October. There is this I might check out, though fake spookiness is never quite as good as the real thing. I am queuing up my spooky movies for the month (actually am in the midst of Veronica Mars season 1 at the moment). Found this movie again, which nostalgia, and a vague fuzziness of what happens, prompts me to want to see it again. And then there is this, which I do remember quite well and used to watch over and over (this is the one quasi-horror movie my mother would actually watch with us...and it's Disney so it's not that scary.) Of course my Dad was taking us to the video store and letting us rent slasher pics by the half dozen, which he would sometimes watch, but usually it was me and little sis alone while they were out bowling and such, always with the instruction "Don't scare your sister." My favorite was pointing behind her, feigning a look of horror until she'd start crying or got mad...

6 comments:

Christine said...

So you're sending these for free? Cause I would love one.

Erin said...

Hi Kristy - - I have read your blog for sometime and would love to have a copy of "archer avenue"! e-mail me at erinlynnmarsh@hotmail.com to discuss payment!

-Erin

wickedpen said...

christine--absolutely...e-mail me your mailing address (I know I've got it here somewhere, but my e-mail folders are chaotic..)

Erin--I'll be in touch shortly...

Lorna Dee Cervantes said...

Hey, I want one! I love these poems that you've posted from it. They work really well just on their own, but it's something extra special that they work together as this concept. Really good work. Do you still have my address?

wickedpen said...

Lorna--

Not sure if I still have your address, send it again to wickedpen74 (at) yahoo.com and I'll ship it out.

Ash said...

I'd love a copy, too!