Reading List: Scary Short Stories

"Histoires Naturelles" by Juliette Bates.

“Histoires Naturelles” by Juliette Bates.

In the second installment of the Halloween reading lists (the first: monster literature), we are going to tackle a different form of fiction: the short story.  There is a wide selection of monsters, curses, mysterious forces, and existential horror on this list, and all of them bite-sized for a quick fix of creepiness.

Ph’nglui mglw’nafh Cthulhu R’lyeh wgah’nagl fhtagn.

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Reading List: Carnivals and the Circus

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Concept art for the movie “Coraline.”

A place outside of reality, a magical illusion, a sanctuary for freaks and misfits spat out by polite society… Who knows what you may find inside that tent.

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