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I read your article, “Not easily scared…most of the time,” in the October 2018 issue of Idaho Family magazine. In that same issue is an article titled, “Teach kids critical thinking skills,” followed by a list of recommended reading. I highly recommend to you these two books: The Magic Detectives, by Joe Nickell, and How Do You Know It’s True? Discovering the Difference Between Science and Superstition, by Hy Ruchlis.
What, and ruin all the fun? Haha! Thanks for the comment. AND the recommendations … although I wonder if you’re concerned I’m not engaging my critical thinking skills with my attempt at a little mild horror, and tale of an imagination run amok?
Here are a couple of my favorites for the season to recommend: “The Yellow Wallpaper,” Charlotte Perkins Gilman, and “Graveyard Shift,” by Stephen King…. Oooh! And “The Telltale Heart” by Poe. Really anything by Poe, or King for that matter.
C’mon, I don’t have to tell you I don’t REALLY believe a wraith was sent to me from beyond the grave to steal my soul and condemn it to wander aimlessly through the woods of central Idaho for time immemorial, do I?
I mean, I don’t usually believe that sort of thing, when it’s light out….
(and PS Carol, you’re also kind of a jerk …. just thinking critically here)