I had driven this three hour path so many times before that I never thought twice when I jumped in the car this particular day and shoved the key into the ignition. I adjusted my review mirror that my boyfriend (at the time) had moved when he last drove my red Chevy Cobalt, and quickly glanced at all my dirty laundry and misshapen duffle bags filled to the brim with items that I assumed I would need for my winter break. I suppose this all must have happened about a year ago then if I can only picture myself backing out of the University Village apartments as the frigid wind and slowly rising fog hit up against my defrosting windshield. I remember shivering and then flipping the heat on to the hottest setting on the dial, and my teeth chattering as my body gradually adjusted to the surrounding temperature.
When I finally made it on to the highway heading north and away from Pomona, my car had warmed up enough for me to shut off the heater. I let my free hand fumble over the car’s stereo buttons searching for a clear radio station, and in doing so the gaze that I had left fixed on the road in front of me slowly drifted downwards to follow the path of my fingers. (more…)
The month of October is usually filled with raunchy costumes, alcohol fueled parties, and cheap fun-sized candy left on top of office desks and coffee tables, but for some crazy kids and enthusiastic adults October is the month for haunted places and fun-filled fright.
The weekend that led up to my birthday was an odd one. A brightly shining full moon was sitting against the dark blankets of night sky and my roommates and I felt restless inside the confines of our small apartment, and we were looking for something to do on that abnormally quiet Friday night.
After a few seconds of deliberation, the girls and I decided to visit two haunted places around the area. One was Green Mist in Chino Hills, California and the second location was Spadra Cemetery in Pomona. We Googled directions, grabbed a few cameras, and headed out of the door excited to hunt for ghosts. (more…)