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Mira lives in Brooklyn. She is a former professor of literature and has published two books of non-fiction as well as columns of opinion and commentary for prestigious publications.
“Old Pointy Bones and Big Ears” seems to qualify as a horror story. The two neighbor ladies ooze bad vibes. The dogs they take for daily walks are regular monsters and almost alter egos. In fact, one of them might be a two-headed version of Cerberus.
Writers who would like lessons in creating atmospheres of oppressive isolation will do well to study this story closely. But the ending is hopeful; it suggests that isolation may not be “the end.”
Mira Spindler’s bio sketch can be found here.
Welcome to Bewildering Stories, Mira. We hope to hear from you again soon and often!
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