M.J. Pack

M.J. Pack

Paranormal

Conversations With Dead People: A Medium’s Session With Robin Williams

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This is something I never thought I’d say: I have a clairvoyant friend. Some of you may already be aware of Amy Venezia, who is a wonderful person with some pretty incredible gifts — gifts that I, a former skeptic, have experienced firsthand. Together, we have decided to start a new project: speaking with celebrities who are on the other side. Whether you believe this to be real or not, please read on knowing that we are not in the business of fooling anyone. We are simply sharing our experience, and whether you decide to believe it, well… that’s entirely up

Fiction

DEATH BEFORE DISCO

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“Hey, Red. Bum a smoke?” She was standing by the vending machines, so still I almost walked right past her without noticing. Blame it on highway hypnosis; I’d been driving for hours with nothing to focus on except miles of cornfields and the pavement ahead of me. Flat farmland the whole way and not a single interesting bit of roadside flair, unless you counted that broken-down old van I passed just before the rest stop with the words DEATH BEFORE DISCO painted on the back. “Oh,” I said, turning back from the women’s bathroom where I’d been heading. “Yeah, sure,

Poetry

In Our Backyard In December

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I pick up my phone to text you. Help me — I know you’ll know just how to fix this mess I’ve found myself in. It takes a moment to remember. I can’t text you because it’s you that needs fixing. It’s you I can’t figure out — my person, my mess who’s not mine anymore. That moment lasts a long time. I put down my phone.

Fiction

Bacon Came Back

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The day Bacon came back, he just walked through the door and said “Hello.” Like nothing had happened. As if he hadn’t been gone for 15 years. Son of a bitch walked in like he owned the joint, sat down in the chair across from me, and said “Hello.” “‘Hello’?” I could barely look at him, I was so angry. “‘Hello’? That’s all you have to say, you cowardly shit?” Bacon shrugged his shoulders and gave me his best ‘what do you want from me’ grin. It was pretty obvious he was sure I was going to forgive him. I

Poetry

It Was So Very Easy For You To Leave

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So easy in fact that you thought about it hundreds of times in silence so I never knew. It was so very easy for you to be so cruel for you to cut the cord burn the bridge salt the earth and leave me behind. It may have been easy it must have been easy to walk away and leave me to wither in your wake. So: Fuck “easy” and your silence and your salted earth. Because although it will not be easy I promise you I will grow anyway.

Fiction

Magic Marty

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When you’re a little kid, you do some strange stuff to get attention. Especially when you’re an only child and then poof, you’re not, you’re getting the “little brother or sister” pep talk from Mom and Dad and everything changes. You’re used to being the center of their world, being told you’re the most special little girl, but as Mom’s belly gets bigger and bigger and Dad’s patience with you gets smaller and smaller you realize it’s not going to go back the way it was. Not ever. That’s what happened to me when I was seven, anyway. I was the kind

Fiction

Where It Ends

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I loved him fiercely and with total abandon. This isn’t a story where it starts with love at first sight, or stupid clichéd kisses in the rain, or even a meet-cute like in a Hollywood movie. Most movies get it wrong anyway. In fact, where it starts isn’t even important. It’s the end that really matters. You know, the end. Where he’s sitting at the table, staring at me blankly. Warriors in combat. A dinner separating us that may as well have been a mile full of landmines. But I suppose we have to at least touch on it. Where

Fiction

20 Super-Short, Super-Spooky Stories For Halloween

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I peeked outside. The pizza delivery guy is at the door, but I didn’t order a pizza — and definitely not from someone wearing a pig mask. My mother has been screaming at the front door for hours now. She’s not happy that I killed her with my bare hands. I have a friend named Charlie. I’m playing at his house but it’s cold down here in the basement. I wonder when Charlie will let me go home. If you get scared at night, don’t keep your eyes closed for too long. There’s a reason you’re scared, and now you

Paranormal

Conversations With Dead People: A Medium’s Session With Kurt Cobain

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This is something I never thought I’d say: I have a clairvoyant friend. Some of you may already be aware of Amy Venezia, who is a wonderful person with some pretty incredible gifts — gifts that I, a former skeptic, have experienced firsthand. Together, we have decided to start a new project: speaking with celebrities who are on the other side. Whether you believe this to be real or not, please read on knowing that we are not in the business of fooling anyone. We are simply sharing our experience, and whether you decide to believe it, well… that’s entirely up