That damn 10 things list


Yes, if everybody else jumped off a cliff, I’d probably do it, too. By the time it was my turn the ground should be covered in soft, mushy bodies to break my fall.

10 Things I’ve Done That You Probably Haven’t

1. Drove a 1987 Buick Skylark to the top of Lookout Mountain in SE Oregon
2. Been suspended from college after my campus e-mail was hacked and death threats sent from my account
3. Waited until I was 29 to enroll in college
4. Earned a master’s degree at age 38
5. Married the girl I began “dating” in junior high
6. Have been married for almost 20 years — to the same person
7. Won a T.G. & Y. gift certificate for calling The Foreman Scotty Show (television) when I was about four
8. Changed jobs 21 times between the ages of 16 and 38
9. Taken a rubbing from a grave stone with the epitaph “Murdered by Human Wolves”
10. Fathered the four best looking kids ever


0 responses to “That damn 10 things list”

    • Careful what you ask for! hehe The grave stone belongs to Katherine Cross. She died in Konawa, Okla., in 1917. Konawa is about an hour’s drive southeast of Oklahoma City.
      There are varying stories behind it. Most agree that she died because of an illegal abortion. One story says she was pregnant, another says her friend Elise Stone was pregnant and deliberately killed during and abortion and that Katherine was later killed because she knew too much about Elise’s case. Records for both deaths, and many others in the area, are gone, burned in a fire. The only record left is a short news article saying a doctor and school teacher were arrested for Katherine’s death and that they’d been arrested a short time earlier for Elise’s death.
      Here’s a link to one account of what happened: http://merlynscave.bravepages.com/kc.htm
      Here’s another: http://ftp.rootsweb.com/pub/usgenweb/ok/seminole/history/cross.txt
      I wrote a fictionalized account of Katherine’s death in a chapbook named “Murdered by Human Wolves.” The novella is based on what little evidence is available and the book includes a feature article focusing on the research of a paranormal investigator who’s been studying the case for years. The book will be on the HWA’s preliminary Stoker ballot this year.
      Here’s the Amazon.com link: http://www.amazon.com/exec/obidos/tg/detail/-/0974834041/qid=/sr=/ref=cm_lm_asin/102-3637019-6895318?v=glance

  1. The best 10 things list I’ve read yet.
    I honestly wish it would have said “Met human wolves who gave me the ideas for my stories.”
    Perhaps that comes at a later date.
    =)

  2. The best 10 things list I’ve read yet.
    I honestly wish it would have said “Met human wolves who gave me the ideas for my stories.”
    Perhaps that comes at a later date.
    =)

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