Fiction from Robert Howard, creator of Conan the Barbarian, via Paula Cappa.
Pigeons From Hell by Robert E. Howard (1938 Weird Tales)
Tuesday’s Tale of Terror January 26, 2015
Come to the old south, to Blassenville Manor. Who doesn’t love a Southern Gothic horror story? Blassenville Manor is long abandoned when two young men stumble upon this decaying mansion and decide to spend the night.
‘The old deserted house stimulated their imagination with its suggestion of antebellum splendor and ultimate decay. They left the automobile beside the rutty road, and as they went up the winding walk of crumbling bricks, almost lost in the tangle of rank growth, pigeons rose from the balustrades in a fluttering, feathery crowd and swept away with a low thunder of beating wings.
‘The oaken door sagged on broken hinges. Dust lay thick on the floor of the wide, dim hallway, on the broad steps of the stair that mounted up from the hall…
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