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Being Odd by Ruth Walters

They all exalt in normal
they do not like the weird,
they slander anybody
who’s slightly out of gear.

They all berate the odd ball… 67 more words


Poe's Rue Morgue

“The Murders in the Rue Morgue” is a short story by Edgar Allan Poe published in Graham’s Magazine in 1841. It has been recognized as the first modern detective story.  196 more words

Legendary Spots

Mythical Monday: What is Fairyland?

Apart, but Separate

Fairyland has also been called Faery or the Otherworld. It is not entirely part of our world, but not entirely separate, either. 1,190 more words

#NeMLA18: "Edgar Allan Poe and Race," Fri Apr 13 8:30 AM

Wake up early Friday, April 13, for a dynamic set of presentations at the 49th annual meeting of the Northeast Modern Language Association in Pittsburgh! 158 more words

My Conferences

A poetic tale of infestation

Once upon an evening thundery, while I lay, cold and hungry,
Pondering plans both unrelated and impractical
While I watched the ceiling leaking, suddenly there came creaking… 615 more words

La verdad sobre el caso del señor Valdemar

Para la sección de Vídeos terroríficos de nuestro alumnado de 4º ESO B y C del IES Siete Palmas en la materia de LCL a cargo de la profesora Erika Marrero, hoy les invitamos a ver el elaborado por Oliver Romo y Daniel Monzón, que recrea el conocido relato de Edgar Allan Poe titulado “La verdad sobre el caso del señor Valdemar”. 124 more words

Sin Categoría


Imagine one of Edgar Allan Poe’s creepy stories updated to the modern world, with all the intrinsic horror retained. Picture the story of Sleeping Beauty, with an eye to the darker possibilities of the situation.   246 more words