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Horror for Halloween: The Werewolf of Paris by Guy Endore

One of the standard criticisms of supernatural horror literature is that it is unreal. Why this isn’t a criticism of all literature is a good question, but supernatural horror literature is condemned for presenting us with unreal horrors when so … Continue reading

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The Day After Halloween, a new story

So after a night of trick-or-treating, which can mean different things if you’re a child, a parent, or a young adult, you wake up the next morning and everything is normal, right? Well, not for one father, who finds his … Continue reading

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A Halloween horror story: Death and Professor Appleton

‘Tis the day of innocent trick-or-treaters, candy corn, bobbing for apples, ghosts, witches, and malevolent creatures that will treat your children as hors d’oeuvres before they come to eviscerate you. Yep, it’s Halloween, and time for a short story of … Continue reading

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The land of the dead

I grew up among the dead. My local landscape was inhabited by stories about ancestors who had lived and died in nearby places for centuries. My mental landscape was haunted by ghost stories. I had relatives who ran a funeral … Continue reading

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A story for Halloween: “On Huckman Causeway”

To celebrate the spooky traditions of Halloween, I’ve written a short story, “On Huckman Causeway.” You might call it a ghost story. Then again, maybe not. Anyhow, you can link to it here. The story has nothing to do with The Dragon Lady … Continue reading

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The 2nd annual Halloween read

This year, I’m going to continue a tradition I started last year of digging up a “moldy oldy,” a supernatural horror story by a writer who was once famous, but who has vanished into obscurity. This year’s story will be The … Continue reading

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