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>intoxication o'r dizziness< | On "starting" Arno Schmidt's enormous novel Bottom's Dream

Arno Schmidt’s 1970 novel Bottom’s Dream is finally available in English translation by John E. Woods. The book has been published by the Dalkey Archive. 1,146 more words


Halloween Story 

Yes! I wrote a Halloween story. I wrote 2 actually, but this is just one of them. I hope someone will enjoy it. It gets a little …weird. 2,424 more words


A preface and a short story


So I often write a lot of erotica type stories and certainly a lot of fantasy type stories but I never publish them. Now I am deciding I ought to because about a week ago I published a couple and they got MORE likes than the political “real world” stuff that I typically publish here. 1,987 more words


The House of Usher (1989)

While this may do nothing to erase the hold that the 1960 version of the Edgar Allan Poe classic starring Vincent Price has on me, it does give us a chance to watch Dear Oliver Reed brood and whisper his way through this Harry Alan Towers production while acting off against an over the top Donald Pleasence. 673 more words

Daily Take

Day 1 - Three Quotes in three days challenge

I have been nominated or should I say “challenged” to post three quotes in three days and challenge three other bloggers each day. Before I begin I would like to thank the person that nominated me…. 800 more words

Random Crap

Rathbone and Price Read Poe

A few weeks ago, my wife and I bought The Edgar Allan Poe Audio Collection featuring vintage recordings of a selection of Poe’s short stories and poems by Basil Rathbone and Vincent Price. 439 more words


Humorous Haiku About Poe's Works

Humourous Haiku About Poe’s Works

Raven cries Nevermore
as black cat burps grinningly
tell-tale heart remains