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Death’s Garden: Coimetrophobia

by David Bingham Here is a word that you may not be familiar with: coimetrophobia, the fear of cemeteries. My Portuguese wife does not share my love of burial grounds. Intimations of mortality cause her acute anxiety. Gravestones, mausoleums, hearses, … Continue reading

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The Legend of Black Aggie

by E. A. Black I have always had a soft spot for cemetery statuary. I own a replica of the Bird Girl statue seen on the cover of the book Midnight In The Garden Of Good And Evil. The original … Continue reading

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Brian and Paul and Me in the Cemetery

by Martha J. Allard We started hanging out in the cemetery because my mother hated Brian. Well, hate is a strong word. He made her nervous. When we couldn’t go to my house, the tradition of wine coolers in the … Continue reading

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Death’s Garden: Chiswick New

by Sheldon K. Goodman If you’ve ever loved the roar of traffic and the screaming engines of passenger aircraft, there is one cemetery that stands head and shoulders above the rest. Located near the idyllic Chiswick House and the beautiful A136 dual … Continue reading

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The Taphophilic Transformation of a Tender Tot

by Chris Raymond “Ew, why would you go for a walk in a cemetery?” Ignorant Teen exclaimed. “Cemeteries are peaceful, interesting places,” Patient Mom explained. The year was 1980 and, unbeknownst to 14-year-old Ignorant Teen (a.k.a. me), Patient Mom had … Continue reading

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