This week's poem is There was in cranes. I hope you enjoy it! There was in cranes. by Jay Snelling Cellophaned flowers. To look forward to it was an astonishing feeling of a high degree. Staging each one by hand. Directors of gardens, their relationship to the towering tempest in over 2000 plastic… Continue reading The Monday Poem – There was in cranes.
Ryūnosuke Akutagawa - Tokyo, Japan, 1892-1927. Ryūnosuke Akutagawa was a Japanese writer active in the Taishō period in Japan. He is regarded as the "Father of the Japanese short story" and Japan's premier literary award, the Akutagawa Prize, is named after him. He committed suicide at the age of 35 through an overdose of barbital. Ryūnosuke Akutagawa was born in the Kyōbashi district of Tokyo, the third child and only son of father Toshizō Niihara and mother Fuku. - Wikipedia. Read one of his short stories for free here.
Start from Chapter One. Chapter Three. It may well be imagined how powerfully I was affected by the annals of the Harrises. In this continuous record there seemed to me to brood a persistent evil beyond anything in Nature as I had known it; an evil clearly connected with the house and not with the family.… Continue reading The Shunned House – H.P. Lovecraft 3/5
The Shunned House (1924) probably has my favourite opening and my favourite ending of any Lovecraft short story. The ending could even be considered a happy ending by Lovecraft standards and leaves me smiling and not grimacing or despairing! It's quite a straight-forward horror tale really, a classic haunted-house story, but I enjoy the suspense… Continue reading The Shunned House – H.P. Lovecraft 1/5