This Week at Story Empire

Happy Friday, everyone. One four more left this year. Can you believe it? After taking a break for the Thanksgiving holiday, it's been a busy week as I'm wrapping up the edits of my short story collection, scheduled for release in January. Story Empire had another full week. Harmony Kent began the week with a... Continue Reading →

The Boggy Creek Monster

I don’t often write about cryptids, but this month’s Legends and Lore is a tale from Miller County, Arkansas. This is the same area where a series of unsolved murders occurred in the 1940s. If you haven’t read my post about the Texarkana Phantom Killer, you can click this link. Fouke, Arkansas is a tiny... Continue Reading →

This Week at Story Empire

It's been a busy week at the Hall household. I've decided all of them are busy, just in different ways. Monday, we had three windows replaced. We ran errands on Tuesday and went out for Mexican food. (I have to get my Tex-Mex fix.) And, I'm plugging away at the short story edits. Look for... Continue Reading →

This Week at Story Empire

Hey, everyone. I planned to write a post this week and show some of the photos I took in Oklahoma last week. However, two days after our trip, tornadoes ripped through several towns in northeast Texas and southeastern Oklahoma. Some of those towns, including Idabel, Oklahoma, and Powderly, Texas, suffered major damage. Hard to believe... Continue Reading →

Book Review: Saddled Hearts

Hey, everyone. Jan Sikes is a friend and a fellow contributor at Story Empire. Like me, she lives in the Lone Star State, which is the setting of her White Rune series. I've enjoyed all three books, but in my opinion, she saved the best for last. Jan will be a guest this Thursday, but... Continue Reading →

The Vanishing of Orion Williamson

The deep south is home to a passel of legends, folklore, and ghost stories. There are dozens told by my ancestors alone, some of which they purported to have witnessed. Others are passed down from family to family or neighbor to neighbor. The following is a story I recall one of my Alabama relatives talking... Continue Reading →

This Week at Story Empire

Happy first Friday of November! Halloween is over and here in the states, our thoughts turn to the Thanksgiving holidays. I mentioned last week that my husband and I planned a day trip to Oklahoma. We went on Wednesday, and although it was fun, I'm wiped out. I'll try to do a post about it... Continue Reading →

The Legend of La Llorona

Hey, everyone. Today is Halloween, so I thought it would be a good day for another Legends and Lore post. I originally wrote this as one of my first Mystery Monday posts back in 2019. A few weeks ago, Jan Sikes and I were discussing the following story about my grandfather's brother, and she thought... Continue Reading →

This Week at Story Empire

Hey, everyone! Are you ready for ghosts and goblins? Halloween is just around the corner. Time for me to watch the all-time classic, It's The Great Pumpkin Charlie Brown. Yes, there are still some things from my childhood that I enjoy. I even reread The Incredible Journey this month, one of my favorite childhood books.... Continue Reading →

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