"In chess, it's called zugzwang. Where the only viable move is not to move." -Mr. Nobody ...
I'm a writer, a storyteller, and a dreamer somewhere in the middle of college on the quest to share my stories with the world for a living.
People fascinate me.
So tell me a story.
Not because I particularly love that show, but it’s about The Old Pen. My Old Pen. The Pen is known as The Wyoming Frontier Prison to the rest of the world. I spent every year in high school volunteering for the Halloween tours. I know the Pen better in the dark than I do in the daylight. I ran around in the dark, popping out at people on tours with various costumes and makeup each year. There are places that freak me out, and a lot of things happened in there that I still can’t describe. It’s crazy to me that it’s going to be on national television.
AND my best friend since birth is interviewed on it! She is the tour guide named Kaitlyn. And one of my friends did some of the reenactments. AND I believe Tina should be on there, the Pen’s owner and I love her.
Watching the videos they’ve put up of it, they keep talking about how the Pen was a “virtual death house” and how freaky and messed up the place is. And I keep thinking, “Aw, it’s just the little Old Pen!” But I’m biased, I love that place, and even though I know the stories as well as my own life, I know them so well I guess I forget the rest of the world doesn’t and aren’t conditioned to them.
I’ve heard/told the story of Andrew Pixley so many times it’s just like, “Oh that Pixley. Being all creepy and freaking out in his cell in the death house. Ordinary day.” But when I think about it and the rest of the world hearing that story for the first time…yeah. He’s a freaky story.
I’m just really glad that it’s getting a bit of recognition.
AND MY BEST FRIEND IS ON IT.
(I’m a bit excited)
So, here’s a picture of me and my friend Tanner the last year I did them.
We used the The Pen itself as our theme that year, so I was a guard :)