I arrived in Keflavik at four in the morning on April 8th, midnight in Boston, and tottered through immigration. The officers on duty beckoned me through with a wave.
“How was your flight? Good? Good! Welcome to Iceland. We hope you enjoy yourself here.”
They were a chipper pair, sunny golden-haired young men in beige shirts that tightened around the biceps. They stamped my passport in front of a window brown with the whale-back of mountains just before dawn.
May 18, 2015 | Nicole Miller
During the Ides of March, as the wind howled and the flakes swirled outside my attic-study, I was faced by a dilemma: to go or not to go to AWP? Since my time as an MFA student, AWP (Association of Writers & Writing Programs) had impressed me as the mother of all writing conferences: heaving at 10,000 participants, it has been known to overrun its host city for four days, engorging entire downtowns
May 12, 2015 | Nicole Miller
By Nicole Miller
Editor's note: Learn more about writing horror at Nicole's upcoming seminar, "Home & Horror: The Shirley Jackson-Style Ghost Story"!
The modern-day ghost story is a subtle art. Lost are the vampires, draughty castles, floating ladies in flowing white robes who scrape the window panes of unreliable narrators, moveable moss-covered crypts and dancing skeletons which populated the pages of its ancestor, the gothic tale