SPOOKY TALES FOR HALLOWWEEN

Lock the doors and pull the blankets over your head, because I've put together three of my favorite scary short stories!

THE EMPTY HOUSE

October 29, 2016

"They crossed the dark landing, avoiding with their eyes the deep black space over the banisters. Then they began to mount the narrow staircase to meet the sounds which, minute by minute, grew louder and nearer." 

-Algernon Blackwood, "The Empty House"

LAMB TO THE SLAUGHTER

October 29, 2016

"The violence of the crash, the noise, the small table overturning, helped bring her out of her shock. She came out slowly, feeling cold and surprised, and she stood for a while blinking at the body, still holding the ridiculous piece of meat tight with both hands."

 

-Roald Dahl, "Lamb to the Slaughter"

THE PALE MAN

October 29, 2016

"Please tell me," I asked abruptly, "who is the man in No. 202?"

The clerk stared wearily and uncomprehendingly.

"You must be mistaken. That room is unoccupied."

-Julius Long, "The Pale Man"

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