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The Tell Tale Heart

by Edgar Allan Poe

1843

TRUE! –nervous –very, very dreadfully nervous I had been and am; but why will you say that I am mad? The disease had sharpened my senses –not destroyed –not dulled them. 2,125 more words

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“A short story must have a single mood and every sentence must build towards it.”

- Edgar Allan Poe

Creative Writing

eager vehemence of desire for life

“It is this wild longing—it is this eager vehemence of desire for life—but for life—that I have no power to portray—no utterance capable of expressing.”

— Edgar Allan Poe, Ligeia

Literature

Reading Bitter Bierce: The Science Fiction Stories, Part 1

The most anthologized of Bierce’s science fiction works are “The Damned Thing” and “Moxon’s Master”. I suspect that is a function of both their relatively short length and timeless themes. 1,434 more words

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Edgar Allan Poe

The boundaries which divide Life from Death are at best shadowy and vague. Who shall say where the one ends, and where the other begins? 15 more words

Wild visions

“Wild visions, opium-engendered, flitted, shadow-like, before me.”

— Edgar Allan Poe, Ligeia

Literature

Edgar Allan Crow

See, the joke is that crows and ravens look alike, and so you can mistake a raven for a crow, which rhymes with Poe…I’m sorry. Anyways, this one is dedicated to crows. 30 more words

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