It was many and many a year ago,
In a kingdom by the sea,
That a maiden there lived whom you may know
By the name of ANNABEL LEE; 279 more words
“The pit and the pendulum” by Edgar Allan Poe is, in my estimation, the scariest short story ever written. My choice of this story might have something to do with the fact that I was only seven or eight when I first heard it (wildly inappropriate campfire-story choice, YMCA summer camp leaders) and the terror of that first encounter with Poe’s lyricism and cadence has stayed with me. 6,148 more words
This is totally Poe’s day.
The Fall of the House of Usher… 18 more words