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Weekly Photo Challenge - Ephemeral - Photography

On cold wintry night when wind answers wolf’s howl, while lights flicker like fleeting fire flames, and barren branches cast eerie movement on frosted windows until fearful moon hides behind darkened cloud, with glass of Amontillado as last pixels fade, erasing words Vincent ushered from Poet’s beating heart, soon to be seen . 64 more words


The Oblong Box (1844) by Edgar Allan Poe


On a ship voyage to New York, a man becomes increasingly curious about the large oblong box to which his uncommunicative friend has such an unusual attachment. Routine mystery.

Short Stories

Today's Quote

Those who dream by day are cognizant of many things
that escape those who dream only at night.

~ Edgar Allan Poe ~

Today's Quote

News from the Book Multiverse

Hello Friends and Fellow Travelers! As previously noted on several occasions, the Book Multiverse is a vast and mind-boggling place, full of life, full of stars, full of dark matter, nebulae, galaxies, event horizons, and space fish. 407 more words

Tell, Tale Watch

There’s a ticking, can you hear it?

Please say that you do

Please say that there is another who bears the madness

Does the beat of my tell tale heart say it all? 121 more words

Creative Writing

Science Fiction Friday: Edgar Allan Poe “A Descent into the Maelstrom” with a Caribbean Twist

“A Descent into the Maelstrom” is a frame story. Think Frankenstein in which each chapter involves a new character’s arrival plus a new perspective to the story. 469 more words

Science Fiction

crushed into the very dust

“She died;—and I, crushed into the very dust with sorrow, could no longer endure the lonely desolation of my dwelling in the dim and decaying city by the Rhine.”

— Edgar Allen Poe, Ligeia