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Death’s Garden: The Cult of Saints

by Tanya Monier It’s spring break of my senior year of high school and, for the second time, I am at the end of my pilgrimage. Mom let me drive down here after I swore I’d get back in time … Continue reading

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Death’s Garden: Night of the Reaper

by Christopher R. Bales The meeting room was small, crowded, and smelled like old books. Tall shelves crammed with dusty records and yellowed pamphlets surrounded the large wooden table. Old maps, posters, even a genuine turn-of-the-century embalming certificate decorated the … Continue reading

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How the Forgotten Angels Saved My Life

by Emerian Rich I’ll be the first one to admit that in my twenties, I was lost. I had just graduated from college. During the first recession in my adult life, I lost all three design jobs I held. With … Continue reading

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Death’s Garden: Muzak for the Dead

by Dana Fredsti Cemeteries have never been scary places to me, despite my penchant for movies where corpses claw out of their coffins and munch on human flesh. The first time I saw George Romero’s Night of the Living Dead, … Continue reading

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Death’s Garden: Pushing Up Mare’s Tails

by Amy Shea “They must have to water this place like five times a day,” I muttered as the ground squished beneath my feet. With each step, it felt like I sank further down into the lush, green two-inch-tall grass … Continue reading

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