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Halloween Countdown, Day 25


Graveyard pano
Originally uploaded by Sunset Sailor
LITERATURE OF THE DAY: Today's story is the spooktacular "A Dreadful Night" by Edwin Lester Arnold (1857-1935).

Excerpt from "A Dreadful Night" by Edwin Lester Arnold:
Only he who has been haunted by a dream, a black horror of the night so real and terrible that many days of repugnance and effort are needed to purge the mind of its ugly details, can understand how a dream that was a fact – a horrible waking fantasy, grotesque and weird, a repetition in hard actuality of the ingenious terrors of sleep – clings to him who, with his faculties about him, and all his senses on the alert, has experienced it.

Read the complete story .


Today is NATIONAL ZOMBIE DAY. Keep an eye on your brains!

In honor of National Zombie Day, I give you "Zombie Haiku":


LINK OF THE DAY: Speaking of haiku, The Science Fiction Poetry Association is celebrating Halloween by posting daily readings of spooky poetry for free download. At the SFPA site you can also download past Halloween postings from 2007 and 2006, as well.

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gilda_elise
Oct. 25th, 2008 02:33 pm (UTC)
LITERATURE OF THE DAY: Today's story is the spooktacular "A Dreadful Night" by Edwin Lester Arnold (1857-1935).

Interesting story. I was pleasantly surprised that, given the year it was written, the wolves are actually portrayed sympathetically.

And I love the cemetery pano! I checked out some of his other pictures. Those of the Walloomsac Inn are especially creepy. I can't imagine how someone can still live it in.
eldritchhobbit
Oct. 26th, 2008 01:16 pm (UTC)
It is an interesting story, isn't it? I'm glad you thought so too.

I loved those photos of the Walloomsac Inn! It should be next to "haunted house" in the dictionary. It looks like a stiff breeze would knock it over! I'm with you: I don't know how someone could be living there still, with it in that condition. I can believe it would be easy for one's imagination to run wild there.
estellye
Oct. 25th, 2008 04:18 pm (UTC)
Zombie Haiku. I'm kind of traumatized by how funny that was.
eldritchhobbit
Oct. 26th, 2008 01:17 pm (UTC)
LOL! I especially loved the zombie on the sax. He cracked me up.
vyrdolak
Oct. 26th, 2008 12:09 am (UTC)
Brainnnnsss should be spelled with at least 3 Ns.
eldritchhobbit
Oct. 26th, 2008 01:17 pm (UTC)
Excellent point - er, I mean, grrrr, arrrgh, brrrainnnsss!
sittingduck1313
Oct. 26th, 2008 01:55 pm (UTC)
No it should be at least five, like this: Braaaaaiiiiinnnnns!!!!!
eldritchhobbit
Oct. 27th, 2008 12:36 pm (UTC)
BBBRRRAAAAAAAAAAIIIIIIIIIINNNNNNNNNNSSS!
:P
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