Old Mr. Wiley by Fanny Greye La Spina

Old Mr. Wiley

BY GREYE LA SPINA

Old Mr. Wiley and the dog came over every night … but were they real?

“He just lies here tossing and moaning until he’s so weak that he sinks into a kind of coma,” said the boy’s father huskily. “There doesn’t seem anything particular the matter with him now but weakness. Only,” he choked, “that he doesn’t care much about getting well.” Continue reading Old Mr. Wiley by Fanny Greye La Spina

10 Old-School Weird Fiction Writers that are Not from the UK or USA

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. Continue reading 10 Old-School Weird Fiction Writers that are Not from the UK or USA

What Was It? A Mystery – Weird Fiction By Fitz-James O’Brien

What Was It? A Mystery

Weird Fiction by Fitz-James O’Brien

IT is, I confess, with considerable diffidence that I approach the strange narrative which I am about to relate. The events which I purpose detailing are of so extraordinary and unheard-of a character that I am quite prepared to meet with an unusual amount of incredulity and scorn. I accept all such beforehand. I have, I trust, the literary courage to face unbelief. Continue reading What Was It? A Mystery – Weird Fiction By Fitz-James O’Brien