Nine Must Read (or Reread) Stories to Help You Prepare for Halloween
Is the cusp of autumn on us already? Tuesday, ending music practice, we noticed that it was already twilight — how many more weeks until twilight comes at the beginning of practice? Then today at the market, after the first Writers Guild meeting following its annual summer hiatus, I saw — and bought — a half gallon of “Pumpkin Pie” ice cream, a specialty flavor not usually available until close to Thanksgiving. And this, on Facebook this afternoon via Robert Dunbar and LITERARY DARKNESS, in turn via HORROR NOVEL REVIEWS, a link to THEWEEK.COM and “9 Classic Horror Stories You Can Read Right Now” by Scott Meslow, “[f]rom Washington Irving to H.P. Lovecraft, a collection of terrifying tales to get you into the Halloween spirit.” This, yes, another list, but with each description and opening sample a separate link to read the whole story there on the spot. Long ones such as “Carmilla” and “The Turn of the Screw,” and shorter ones by Lovecaft as well, and Blackwood and Poe, and maybe even a surprise or two.
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