Spooky Short Stories - Part One

October has arrived, and while I tend to enjoy gothic literature all year round, this is a good time to promote a few favourites.

The Beckoning Fair One by Oliver Onions - Regarded by some as one of the best ghost stories written in the English language. Subtle and beautiful.

Rappaccini's Daughter by Nathaniel Hawthorne - Love blooms within a garden of poisonous flowers.

The Cask of Amontillado by Edgar Allen Poe - A brutal tale of revenge in which a man is buried alive.

The Wendigo by Algernon Blackwood - Based on a Native American Legend, this chilling story is set within the Canadian backwoods.

A Rose for Emily by William Faulkner - A southern gothic tale about an eccentric spinster and the skeletons in her closet.


Jaime said...

Yeah! I was hoping you'd do this again this year. I've come to look forward to your haunted holiday recommendations. Halloween is my favorite day.

Cyan said...

That makes me happy!

I'm such a big halloween dork, and I feel like the celebration should last all through October. I didn't know if anyone else would give a damn, but I intend to post creepy stuff all month long. :D