And now, on with the show:
Link of the Day: Northstar Gallery. (Visit here for fine art photography and photos of cemetery and memorial art. Don't miss it!)
Literature of the Day: "Mrs. Amworth" is a vampire short story that is quite remarkable, not only for the scares it delivers and the vampire lore it introduces, but also for the fact it includes an early scientific paranormal investigator as one of its main characters. This is a chilling and absorbing story definitely worth reading. Enjoy the spookiness!
by E.F. Benson (1867-1940)
I went straight up to my bedroom, of which one of the windows looks out over the street, and as I undressed I thought I heard voices talking outside not far away. But I paid no particular attention, put out my lights, and falling asleep plunged into the depths of a most horrible dream, distortedly suggested no doubt, by my last words with Mrs. Amworth. I dreamed that I woke, and found that both my bedroom windows were shut. Half-suffocating I dreamed that I sprang out of bed, and went across to open them. The blind over the first was drawn down, and pulling it up I saw, with the indescribable horror of incipient nightmare, Mrs. Amworth's face suspended close to the pane in the darkness outside, nodding and smiling at me. Pulling down the blind again to keep that terror out, I rushed to the second window on the other side of the room, and there again was Mrs. Amworth's face.
Read the complete short story here.