Spotlight on History

Spotlight on History

As Tom Petty once said, “The waiting is the hardest part.”

While I wait as my novel The Witch is shopped, I realized that none of my writing had been published on DavidCastello.com. All of my content linked out to other sites such as The Daily Beast, ecophiles and WestPalmBeach.com.

To remedy the situation, I launched Spotlight on History. Here you will find my take on various events throughout history that I found too compelling to ignore.

I’d also like to point out that, while my novels are Historical Fiction, my articles are Historical Nonfiction.

Here are my first three:

Baptized in Blood – The Birth of Saint Augustine
I’ve always been fascinated by the oldest continuously occupied city in the United States. I live only thirty miles south in Flagler Beach and frequently visit Saint Augustine. It truly is a magical place saturated in history, but its origin tells a gruesome tale.

Nowhere to Run – The Krakatoa Tsunami
I’ll admit that I have a morbid curiosity about killer waves, especially tsunamis. The reason is that I was nearly drowned by a large wave when I was eight years old off of Boynton Beach, Florida. I managed to illicit a scream before submerging and was saved by my mother. I’ll never completely erase the trauma of seeing that crackling blue-green wall of water crashing down on me from my childhood memories.

The Ghost and The Darkness – The Man-Eaters of Tsavo
Yes, I saw the movie of the same name. No, the writers didn’t create the title. The Ghost and The Darkness was the name given by locals to two lions who made a smorgasbord out of a railway workers’ camp in Kenya during a nine month period in 1898.  One will never utter the phrase, They’re only animals, after observing how intelligently these creatures behaved.

Until we meet again,
David

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