#RIPXIII and #SomethingWickedFall Update 3

Here are a couple of perilous goodies of which I've partaken: A Long Fatal Love Chase by Louisa May Alcott "I'd gladly sell my soul to Satan for a year of freedom," cries Rosamond Vivian to her callous grandfather. A brooding stranger seduces her from the remote island onto his yacht. Trapped in a web … Continue reading #RIPXIII and #SomethingWickedFall Update 3

It’s Monday, What Are You… 9/24

...Reading? It's all about ladies being spookily in love this week: The Spellbook of Katrina Van Tassel: A Story of Sleepy Hollow by Alyssa Palombo – I'm at 20%. I expected a few more supernatural aspects, but there's a lot of book left. A Long Fatal Love Chase by Louisa May Alcott – I'm nearly … Continue reading It’s Monday, What Are You… 9/24

#RIPXIII and #SomethingWickedFall Update 2

Love and Marriage...and the Gothic I sometimes forget that gothic literature is more often than not "romantic" literature. So many gothic stories are centered on match-making and weddings and star-crossed lovers. So far, a good number of my Gothic September stories highlight this very thing. "Strange Event in the Life of Schalken the Painter" by … Continue reading #RIPXIII and #SomethingWickedFall Update 2

#RIPXIII and #SomethingWickedFall Update 1

Beware the Outdoors The Ritual (2017) Directed by David Bruckner Starring Rafe Spall, Arsher Ali, Robert James-Collier, Sam Troughton I picked this off of Netflix's horror list just because. The Ritual starts off as a pretty decent "lost in the woods" movie with a slight psychological twist. Four friends take a memorial trip to hike … Continue reading #RIPXIII and #SomethingWickedFall Update 1

🎃 Fall Blogging Events 2018

Readers Imbibing Peril XIII All R.I.P. the Details I'm going to participate in Peril the First (read four books in the genres of mystery, suspense, thriller, dark fantasy, gothic, horror, or supernatural), Peril of the Short Story, and probably Peril on the Screen. Peril the First I have three ARCs in the queue that fit … Continue reading 🎃 Fall Blogging Events 2018

Perilous Updates, Week 5

#FrightFall For someone who joined #FrightFall on Sunday, I haven't done much frightful reading. My eye was turned by a "romance of the mind" involving Nikola Tesla. But, I promise my next few short stories will be suitable. I have a story from Dark Screams: Volume Eight "due" today, a story from The Architecture of Fear … Continue reading Perilous Updates, Week 5

Witchy Peril ~ “Masque” and Other Short Stories

Season of the Witch The first read-along for Season of the Witch is my favorite Edgar Allan Poe story: "The Masque of the Red Death." I went to a small Lutheran school for grades K-6. It had a library that was about the size of my apartment's front room and kitchen. In this library's small … Continue reading Witchy Peril ~ “Masque” and Other Short Stories