Monthly Archives: August 2013

Bug du Jour: “Dead YellowJacket”

Nothing bespeaks the nihilistic futility of existence quite like a dead bug, its life, fleeting and insignificant though it was, snuffed out into nothingness. I found this memento mori on a window sill, its corpse warming in the morning sun.

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Nightmare #341: Burning bridges behind me

(Male, 30’s) I have had a recent bout of bad luck with employers letting me go for dubious reasons or reasons that didn’t stand up in a court of law. Naturally, my nightmare involved once more being summoned into an … Continue reading

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Theatre Bizarre Tickets!

Today, Elsa and I scored a pair of tickets to Theatre Bizarre, the creepiest spectacle in the Motor City. This year’s theme is The Procession, and fittingly, the line was long but briskly moving in front of the Rust Belt … Continue reading

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Bug du Jour: “Art Deco Moth”

Given that there are eleventy-billion different kinds of moth previously identified by Science, I feel on somewhat shaky ground to claim I “discovered” this creature… but I did discover it the other day and was able to snap two photos … Continue reading

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Nightmare #340: Getting under my skin

(Female, early 20’s) I had this dream after I had just learned that my grandfather had developed skin cancer. At the time I had become very paranoid about every little bump or mole or any change in my skin. In … Continue reading

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Detailed Little Deaths by Abigail Goldman

Have you seen those packages of very small people used for model trains and other such diorama scenes which can be purchased in hobby and model shops? I’ve looked at the tiny figures reading newspapers or standing as though waiting … Continue reading

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Bug du Jour: “Common Green Darner”

Summer is the time for bugs — and bugs creep out a lot of people. I spotted this little fella on a recent walk and was struck by the coloration and the delicate structure of the wings. The InterWebs say … Continue reading

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