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"Alone" by Edgar Allan Poe, for #NationalPoetryDay

Seeing as it is National Poetry Day today, here’s my number on favourite poem of all time.


The Poe Society provides this analysis of the poem: 113 more words


35 Beautiful and Insightful Quotes about Short Stories


“In a rough way the short story writer is to the novelist as a cabinetmaker is to a house carpenter.” – Annie Proulx

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Short Stories

The Raven, by Edgar Allan Poe, read by Morgan L. Hale

Today’s Famous First Words:

Peter Blood, bachelor of medicine and several other things besides, smoked a pipe and tended the geraniums boxed on the sill of his window above Water Lane in the town of Bridgewater. – Captain Blood, by Rafael Sabatini

Be Your Own Writer

 This is my rejected piece as I described in “The Maiden and The Crone” where I was assigned to write about being your own Valentine. The irony is that this piece was meant to be an encouraging exercise about love for women and wound up being a discouraging lesson about people for me. 557 more words


Don't Turn Out the Lights

Okay, folks, time to get dark. It’s October 1st, and we all know what that means. Some of the TV channels (if they’re any good at all) will host a belfry full of horror and science films, some good, some bad, and everything else in between. 431 more words

Random Meditations

Poe is me

(but not really, it’s just the first title that came to mind)

Our weather this week has matched my mood–gloomy, overcast, occasional sprits of rain. Not helping matters any is my gimpy knee, and I’m not sure how that came about. 407 more words


Morbid Meals - Edgar Allan PIE


Once upon a midnight dreary, while I pondered weak and weary,
Over many a quaint and curious volume of culinary lore…

Egg nog, the quintessential holiday drink, made with eggs, cream, and copious amounts of booze, is essentially uncooked custard with alcohol. 857 more words