The Forbidden Forest – Clark Ashton Smith

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Every day he could see the ancient trees that were taller than ebony or mahogany, and the gleaming of enormous orchids upon their matted creepers.

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You can read Clark Ashton Smith’s very short story The Forbidden Forest (1943) free here. It’s a lovely little piece of writing, very simple with beautiful descriptions.image-3-s-86d35f93befc26c638f6eb167d4c3406


2 Comments Add yours

  1. I just recently finished up a collection (“The End of the Story”) of Clark Ashton Smith’s stories. This one wasn’t in there, maybe because it was so short, but I liked it!

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    1. oddspecs says:

      I think it was in a book of poetry! It’s great though – so simple. Thank you for your comment 🙂


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