Monthly Archives: October 2016

My 2016 horror moldy oldie: Edward Page Mitchell, The Crystal Man

It’s time for the annual “moldy oldie” reading, when I dig up some generally forgotten writer’s horror stories to read for Halloween. This year, Paula Cappa,  an award-winning writer and blogger, introduced me to the stories of Edward Page Mitchell, … Continue reading

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The wyrm takes center stage in chapter 4 of As the Wyrm Tyrns

It would be a pity if a story called As the Wyrm Tyrns did not have an appearance by the wyrm. And so, this week, the wyrm raises its head over Breydon Water. This bodes ill for our intrepid magicians: the … Continue reading

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Questions about relationships in chapter 3 of As the Wyrm Tyrns

What’s a wyrm to do? It just wants to smash through Great Yarmouth and go north to mate with others of its species. Surely the humans should understand that? Well, the humans have relationships of their own to deal with, … Continue reading

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Intrigue raises its head in As the Wyrm Tyrns Chapter Two

So far, it’s all been fun and games for magicians Geoffrey MacAlpine, down from Scotland, and Calpurnia Kingsley, in her home town of Great Yarmouth, England. But there’s a wyrm to put down, and other dangers lurk among the coffee … Continue reading

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A new serial – As the Wyrm Tyrns

Sillyverse was begun to tell long stories in serial form over many weeks. For much of this year, the blog has been all but suspended while I attended to family and personal issues. Between some timely important decisions and being … Continue reading

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Death of a hat

Besides visiting a fellow blogger, my partner E.J. and I spent several days last month in Normandy. Neither of us had been there before. Friends of ours own a pre-Revolutionary farmhouse that has come down through their family. Considering that … Continue reading

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Review: Dawn Kurtagich, The Dead House

It was the cover, and the tag line “the girl of nowhere,” that snagged me when I was looking for something light to read, because as we all know, Young Adult horror novels are light reading. Well, Dawn Kurtagich’s debut … Continue reading

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