2. Jo Kaplan presents “Her. House.”
1. Michael Harris Cohen presents “Never Better”
In “Her. House.,” a couple visits a haunted house, to discover hauntings may not be as traditionally expected.
mother used to tell me that drinking, for people like her brother, was all
about “chasing the demon.” It starts with one drink, a nice little buzz; but
once they’ve gotten the taste, they grow convinced there’s a better buzz out
there, one for which they search with great zeal. Pretty soon they’re sloshed,
but they keep drinking anyway, always convinced a better buzz is hiding just
beneath the next bottle. Always chasing the demon.
I never really understood what she meant by that until I started visiting haunted houses for the thrill of it. Not your tacky Halloween haunts, I mean—real haunted houses…
—Her. House. by JO KAPLAN
ABOUT: JO KAPLAN
Jo Kaplan is a Los Angeles based writer and professor. She is the author of the haunted house novel It Will Just Be Us and the forthcoming gothic western When the Night Bells Ring. She also writes under the name Joanna Parypinski. Her work has appeared in Fireside Quarterly, Black Static, Nightmare Magazine, Vastarien, Haunted Nights edited by Ellen Datlow and Lisa Morton, and Bram Stoker Award-nominated anthology Miscreations: Gods, Monstrosities & Other Horrors. She teaches English and creative writing at Glendale Community College.
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