Our Fatal Shadows That Walk By Us Still

Happy Halloween. To celebrate, I’m sharing some of my favorite ghost stories. All but one are by Algernon Blackwood, who wrote most of his short stories around the turn of the 20th century. The Lost Stradivarius is one of those spooky stories that stays with you after you’re done.

The stories below are linked to Project Gutenberg. Gutenberg is a great resource for reading almost everything that’s in the public domain. Over 25,000 texts are in its collection. It’s got fiction, nonfiction, historical stuff. It’s a fun place to poke around. The links are to the stories’ home pages where you can download text or html files from a variety of mirror sites.

Anyway, here are some of my favorite spooky tales. Enjoy!

The rest of Gutenberg’s Blackwood

Advertisements

5 thoughts on “Our Fatal Shadows That Walk By Us Still

  1. […] unknown wrote an interesting post today onOur Fatal Shadows That Walk By Us Still « Small PondHere’s a quick excerptHappy Halloween. To celebrate, I’m sharing some of my favorite ghost stories. All but one are by Algernon Blackwood, who wrote most of his short stories around the turn of the 20th century. The Lost Stradivarius is one of those spooky … […]

  2. I’m a connoisseur (and writer) of horror/dark fantasy–the field has fallen into the gutter of late and I’d desperately like to see some literary sensibilities return to the genre. Haven’t read Blackwood or M.R. James for ages–they were atmospheric but a trifle dry for my tastes. One of my favorite spooky stories is “It’s a Good Life” by Jerome Bixby (adapted into a classic “Twilight Zone” episode). In terms of fine horror scribblers, let me give a nod and a tip of the hat to two of my major influences, Richard Matheson and Charles Beaumont. Can’t do wrong with those two.

    Good post, thanks…

Leave a Reply

Fill in your details below or click an icon to log in:

WordPress.com Logo

You are commenting using your WordPress.com account. Log Out / Change )

Twitter picture

You are commenting using your Twitter account. Log Out / Change )

Facebook photo

You are commenting using your Facebook account. Log Out / Change )

Google+ photo

You are commenting using your Google+ account. Log Out / Change )

Connecting to %s