Tom Baker

Author of Haunted Indianapolis , Indiana Ghost Folklore, Scary Urban Legends, Midwest Maniacs, Midwest UFOs and Beyond, Scary Urban Legends, 50 Famous Fables and Folk Tales Notorious Crimes of the Upper Midwest : 

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At Carnival
3 months ago
Gentle leaves blow across Autumn yards pale as bone grass crunched under boot, and acrid smoke belches from old barrels full of newspaper and dry twigs. Cold dust freezes in the lines of your face, ma...
The Bedroom
3 months ago
Sitting in the car listening to the Ramones was fun enough, --But now we’ve absconded to the bedroom That must be on wheels / Somewhere back of the trunk. And you’re lying naked on my lap / With tears...
79 Words and Perfect Fear
3 months ago
Daffy Duck launched a tunnel to the sky --Babel, Babylon, "Intolerance..." (Legend of 1916) He gets going through space and time, straight into the Mouth of God-- He is then sent back down through his...
Last Call of the Wild Bird
3 months ago
I can still see you, in the prison of my mind's eye, Bedraggled in your great black coat; eyes wide, staring at a space beyond the darkness. Wise and yet doomed (—the last owl in the barn.) At midnigh...
3 months ago
Red sunset swirls color of old orange flames as the car dives between the line. Hostages to fortune cower in the backseat. When will nightfall? Draining the dusty throat on broken glass bottle that th...
The Window
3 months ago
Cold cars speed by below me— The window looks down on a scene, As rain drizzles the streets and the old friends Gather at a table somewhere in the distant past. Below, we are cold and alone, lost babe...