Shopping for the Bookworm: A Literary Halloween, Second Edition

“I want you to believe…to believe in things that you cannot.”-Bram Stoker, Dracula

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Here’s an Excerpt from My Seasonally-Appropriate Short Story…

Here’s an excerpt from my seasonally-appropriate short story, Beyond the Boneyard Gate. It is featured in the October issue of The Paperbook Collective.

“I open them on the inhale. Smoke laps against my prickly face. A bright orange dot glows from the statue like a pulsating beacon, growing and then receding with each pull of breath. His  breath. Moonlight glances off of a face whose features are re-forming before me, as stone becomes flesh and sinew. I pant, voiceless, and do not scream again.”

Counting Down to Halloween with Edgar Allan Poe, Day 1: The Masque of the Read Death

The Masque of the Red Death by Harry Clarke, 1919

The Masque of the Red Death by Harry Clarke, 1919

“The “Red Death” had long devastated the country. No pestilence had ever been so fatal, or so hideous.”-The Masque of the Red Death, Edgar Allan Poe

Counting Down to Halloween with Edgar Allan Poe, Day 2: The Fall of the House of Usher (Clarke)

The Fall of the House of Usher by Harry Clarke, 1919

The Fall of the House of Usher by Harry Clarke, 1919

“While I gazed, this fissure rapidly widened-there came a fierce breath of the whirlwind-the entire orb of the satellite burst at once upon my sight-my brain reeled as I saw the mighty walls rushing asunder-there was a long tumultuous shouting sound like the voice of a thousand waters-and the deep and dank tarn at my feet closed sullenly and silently over the fragments of the “HOUSE of USHER.”-The Fall of the House of Usher, Edgar Allan Poe

Counting Down to Halloween with Edgar Allan Poe, Day 3: The Pit and the Pendulum

The Pit and the Pendulum by Harry Clarke, 1919

The Pit and the Pendulum by Harry Clarke, 1919

“I was sick-sick unto death with that long agony; and when they at length unbound me, and I was permitted to sit, I felt that my senses were leaving me.”-The Pit and the Pendulum, Edgar Allan Poe

Shopping for the Bookworm: A Literary Halloween Edition

Frankenstein's Monster Quote Poster by Hairbrained Schemes

Frankenstein’s Monster Quote Poster by Hairbrained Schemes. $15.00

Frankenstein Quote Scarf by Thornfield Hall Designs

Frankenstein Quote Scarf by Thornfield Hall Designs. $30.00

Mary Shelley Pendant by Roseblood and Mothdust

Mary Shelley Pendant by Roseblood and Mothdust. $43.00

Mary Shelley Desktop Sign by Real Wood Crafts

Mary Shelley Desktop Sign by Real Wood Crafts. $12.00

Bram Stoker's Dracula Iron On Patch by Totally Personal by Gerri

Bram Stoker’s Dracula Iron On Patch by Totally Personal by Gerri. $10.00

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