This Week’s Prompt: 92. Man’s body dies—but corpse retains life. Stalks about—tries to conceal odour of decay—detained somewhere—hideous climax. The Resulting Story: We have discussed the restoration of corpses before, but for this one I would like to examine in detail a particular case—one that we discussed towards the beginning of our work here at […]… Continue reading Bloodsucking Bodies from the Balkans — Undead Author Society
There is no exquisite beauty… without some strangeness in the proportion. ― Edgar Allan Poe via Edgar Allan Poe — The Vale of Soul-Making
500 words. Estimated reading time 2 minutes 30 seconds. What aspect of my being so beguiled her that she would emerge from her shadowed realm to take my hand in hers I cannot say, for the mysteries of her ancient and fathomless soul are far beyond my comprehension. The riddle of that which might inspire… Continue reading Blood Seduction — Owning It Outright
Rating: ★★★✩✩ Genre: Horror Wikipedia Website About: The Nameless City is a horror story by Lovecraft, published in The Wolverine in November 1921. Review: This was actually to be my first ever reading of Lovecrafts work, so I really didn't know what to expect; aside from my anticipation… Continue reading Book Review – The Nameless City, by H.P. Lovecraft
Vampires have haunted our imaginations for centuries, from the gruesome, grotesque creatures of the original European folk tales to the dashing romantic heroes of today’s films and TV shows. Whether presented in folklore, movies, or books, vampires are portrayed with relatively similar traits. I’m sure you’re all somewhat familiar with the Transylvanian count Dracula. Characterized by pale skin, fangs, superhuman strength, and other supernatural abilities, a bite from Dracula has a mysterious fate: conversion to a vampire. Compare this to the Cullen family from Stephanie Meyer’s novels,The Twilight Series.They possess the same appearance and abilities, right? We have to ask: how did these traits come to be associated with these supernatural vampire creatures? Are these creatures of the undead real? No one seems ready tobury the idea yet, but it’s hard to argue that vampires have any basis in reality.
Vampires: just a myth?
The modern vampire…
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