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Crossing Kevin's Crossing is a 2017 fiction blog about an unnamed narrator who moves to the small town of Kevin's Crossing to investigate mysteries, make friends, and eat snack foods.

Crossing Kevin's Crossing contains examples of:

  • The All-Concealing "I": The narrator always speaks in first person and is never referred to by name.
  • Alliterative Name:
    • Kevin's Crossing
    • Matthew Myers in Water Tower
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    • Captain Abraham Archer in Captain Abraham Archer or it's a pirates life for me.
  • All Trolls Are Different: No one in Kevin's Crossing can agree on what the local urban legends, Jak-Jak, looks like. Except that he always has big teeth, a big noise, and pointed ears.
  • Art Deco: The style of lamp that the narrator purchases in Antique Store.
  • Bad Date: On Carly Hawkins and Matthew Myers's date to celebrate their two month anniversary Carly dies from anaphylactic shock after eating a peanut butter and jelly sandwich, in Water Tower.
  • Bazaar of the Bizarre: Subverted, the narrator hopes Mitchell's Antique Barn will be this, but it just sells regular antiques, Antique Store.
  • Beneath the Earth: Convenience store employee Harold runs naked into the street screaming ‘they’re coming from below’, in Ziggy's Mini Mart. Local Native American legends tell of tunnels below the ground and people that live there.
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  • Bread, Eggs, Milk, Squick: On their way to the antique store Vic and the narrator discuss the ending of Lost, best grilled cheese sandwiches, and the strangest things Vic's seen working at urgent care.
  • Character Blog: The story is told from point of view of a nameless narrator who recently moved to the titular town.
  • Cloudcuckoolander: The narrator is very enthusiastic about pineapple soda and cryptids and goes to an antique store hoping to find eldritch tomes and medieval robots.
  • Constantly Curious: This describes perfectly describes the narrator. In almost every story he is asking someone questions or asking questions to the reader.
  • Distinguished Gentleman's Pipe: Vic buys a wooden pipe shaped like a mermaid for his younger brother's birthday, in Antique Store.
  • Fictional Holiday: March 24th is Carley Hawkins Day in Water Tower. Carley Hawkins died of an allergic reaction eating a peanut butter and jelly sandwich. So on the anniversary of her death, no one eats peanut butter.
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  • Freak Out: Harold the convenience store employee has one when something happens to him on his break. It sends him running naked and screaming into the street, in ''Ziggy's Mini Mart. His co-worker blames it on smoking cessation medication.
  • Friend on the Force: Officer Eric, a police officer the narrator made friends with at the coffee shop.
  • Gay Best Friend: What Vic is to the narrator.
  • Haunted House Historian: Dolores the volunteer at the Newton Historical Society has shades of this, in Historical Society.
  • Kilroy Was Here: in Graffiti, there are several tags around town that say 'Jak-Jak was here!'. Probably not written by Jak-Jak himself, since he's a troll from local legend.
  • Local Hangout: The Steaming Mug. A coffee shop where narrator likes to use the free wifi.
  • Mr. Exposition: Gemma in Water Tower and Officer Eric in Ziggy's Mini Mart.
  • Narrator: All stories are told from the point of view of an unnamed narrator. Sometimes the narrator retells stories from other people and sometimes the narrator tells stories involving themselves.
  • Paranormal Investigation: The narrator seems keen to look into the strange stories and occurrences in Kevin's Crossing.
  • Quirky Town: Kevin's Crossing
  • Skeleton Key: The narrator finds a box of them in an antique shop and gets mesmerized by one with a twisting design, in Antique Store.
  • Speculative Fiction: Strange things of all types, happen in Kevin's Crossing.
  • Spot of Tea: The narrator orders an earl grey tea in Water Tower.
  • Urban Legends: Officer Eric tells the narrator a local legend about 'about tunnels beneath the ground and weird people that live there'. These legends supposedly go all the way back to the natives that lived in the area.