They say truth is stranger than fiction, and that’s absolutely accurate. One of the great things about that is that strange truth can also inspire fiction. I’ve talked here before about writing between the lines of great unsolved mysteries. But the range of strange truth is much wider than that. This list of creepy Wikipedia pages is just stuffed full of potential story ideas. It’s also tons of fun to just read the articles for the sake of creeping yourself the heck out. What else is October for? Have fun!
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Eileen Maksym studied philosophy at Yale and theology at Boston College, and now uses both to write science fiction. Currently she is an academic nomad, following her astrophysicist husband around the world, two kids in tow. When not writing or kid wrangling, Eileen is a hopeless fangirl. She can be found on Twitter (@eileenmaksym) squeeing over her favorite shows, most of which involve famous detectives, dashing time travelers, and creatures that are never, ever referred to as zombies. View all posts by eileenmaksym