Day 14 of the @hingstonolsen Short Story Advent Calendar: “Will Evans Save The World?” by @bengreenman. Something’s… https://t.co/h4eH8lQBZP
R2 says if I remove his restraining bolt he can play the rest of the message. https://t.co/M9sMgTm4Vt
Oh WOW. Now this is happy news. Ms. Marvel was already great with @GWillowWilson writing but if you’ve read… https://t.co/rAM7N3ybDw
Everyone in the @bourgeoispigLA on Franklin looked up and nodded silently to each other when Ultravox's "Vienna" started playing just now.
My album, ANNIHILATION, drops digitally NEXT Friday, December 21st! Why not pre-order it by clicking below? It'll t… https://t.co/4TWaRUXmeK

Join the List!

SPEW

Page 43 of 89 posts   |  View Archive   
   
   
   
Jump to:
 

Sat, Oct 28


31 HORROR STORIES -- The opening paragraph of THE HAUNTING OF HILL HOUSE (1959)

@ 1:00 PM

"No live organism can continue for long to exist sanely under conditions of absolute reality; even larks and katydids are supposed, by some, to dream. Hill House, not sane, stood by itself against its hills, holding darkness within; it had stood for eighty years and might stand for eighty more. Within, walls continued upright, bricks met neatly, floors were firm, and doors were sensibly shut; silence lay steadily against the wood and stone of Hill House, and whatever walked there, walked alone."

Shirley Jackson could write short stories that hung with you like great novels. She could also write paragraphs which could, alone, creep you to your toenails. THE HAUNTING OF HILL HOUSE starts out that way, and never lets up. Stay with us forever, Eleanor.



 
 
   
   
   
Jump to: