On Houses, Ghosts, and “Good Bones”
When we moved out of our house, I wondered: How much of our presence is still there? How much do we haunt the place?
The Amityville HorrorBeetlejuice
Austin Gilkeson has written for Catapult, Tin House, Foreign Policy, Vulture, Tor.com, The Toast, and other publications. He lives with his wife and son outside of Houston.
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