31 Days of Halloween – October 3

Writer Rod Serling created The Twilight Zone, a low-budget but successful television series that melded philosophy, science fiction and modern anxieties. Serling was a writer first, and the episodes reflected an attention to tapping into something that lies just beneath the surface. Here is one of my favorite quotes: “Martin Sloan, age thirty-six, vice-president in charge…

ACCENT: SMALL PLATES by Katherine Hall Page

This collection of short stories is quirky, funny and just the right size. Each tale has its own tone but the book wallows the same mood throughout. Page manages to knit together stories that are dastardly and ironic, some with a Twilight Zone twist. The opening story, “The Ghost of Winthrop”, reads like a Mary Roberts Reinhart adventure. Eliza…

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