Kansas Man Publishes Book of Scary Stories

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LEAVENWORTH, Kan. (AP) _ A Kansas man has published a book of
scary short stories.

Leavenworth resident Joe Wilson wrote ``Enter the Penumbra,''
which was recently released by Publish America.

He said the book is a collection of nine short stories.

Wilson said he moved to Leavenworth after a career in the

The 66-year-old was employed at Lansing Correctional Facility
for five years and spent time on the night shift writing down the
ideas that were ``bubbling'' in his head.

The stories of Stephen King and ``Twilight Zone'' creator Rod
Serling were influential for Wilson.

He says his main source of inspiration was the spooky stories
his aunt used to tell him.

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