Too 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.
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!