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Welcome To My Home!

Welcome to the insanity that is my mind. My brain never shuts off. It never stops pondering things, discovering new characters, developing new stories.

Welcome to the insanity that is my mind. My brain never shuts off. It never stops pondering things, discovering new characters, developing new stories. Right now it has been consumed with some of the most boring global literature I have ever read. But not for much longer. February will see the culmination of my Master’s journey and honestly if I don’t know what there is to know about English and Creative Writing, I give up.

I digress.

My intent was to welcome you to my blog. It’s hard to tell what you’re going to find on here. One week it could just be some insane ramblings – musings on my weekends, conversations in my head with my characters, rants about football.

But mixed into all the ramblings that go on in The Muses Funhouse I hope to also impart some writing wisdom. You know, tricks I’ve picked up along the way that hopefully will help budding writers in their own literary journeys.

Since it is October, I thought I would kick off my blog with some observations I’ve made. See, for those of you that don’t know, I work at a haunted house on the weekends during the month of October. Not any haunted house, mind you. Today, I found out that we were rated the 4th scariest haunted house in Texas.

Not DFW.

Texas.

Y’all know how big Texas is, right? Face it. We’re pretty damn scary over at Moxley Manor. You should come to check us out. Especially if you love clowns. This is my second season at Moxley and I love my haunting family. So, in honor of the month of scares, ghouls, ghosts, and goblins, I give you my observations.

You Know You Love Working At A Haunted House When…

  • You relate to Kathy Bates’ character on “American Horror Story: Roanoke” on a personal level
  • You realize the creepy, maniacal laugh you have developed is a cross between the Wicked Witch of the West and Baby from “House of a Thousand Corpses”
  • Your car looks like a murder scene thanks to the fake blood that seems to get everywhere and it doesn’t even bother you
  • You get perverse pleasure going out to eat in your makeup after a night of haunting and spooking the bejeezus out of everyone in the drive-thru or restaurant
  • Someone yells “Momma” and you reply in your haunt voice
  • Every other weekend social event stops when haunt starts
  • You go to work on a Monday and don’t even care that you have residual makeup still on your arms or face

I’m sure I’ll think of more to add to this list as our season continues.

Until next time…

Beth

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