burning pumpkinToo busy egging the neighbors’ place to get to the book store?  Here are some ghastly tales you can enjoy from the comfort of your dungeon.  Follow the links – if you dare.

Oscar Wilde, The Canterville Ghost:  The successful career of a proper English ghost comes to a screeching halt when an obnoxious American family moves into his stately home.

HP Lovecraft, The Colour Out of Space:  I got a rock: Lovecraft abandons his usual, squishy antagonists and opts for a simpler style in this bleak tale of a squishy meteor and the star-crossed family it drops in on.

Ambrose Bierce, The Damned Thing:  Forces beyond human perception can be deadly, but make for a poor alibi in a murder trial. Let’s hope the jurors‘ minds are as open as the victim‘s throat.Mark Twain,

A Ghost Story:  Embarrassment isn’t reserved for the living.

And no fright night would be complete without Edgar Allen Poe’s The Raven:
Once upon a midnight dreary, while I pondered weak and weary,
Over many a quaint and curious volume of forgotten lore,
While I nodded, nearly napping, suddenly there came a tapping,
As of some one gently rapping, rapping at my chamber door.
`’Tis some visitor,’ I muttered, `tapping at my chamber door –


Need I say more? Happy Halloween!

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