The Saturday Night Special: “The Conquerer Worm” by Edgar Allan Poe (1843)

              Lo! 'tis a gala night Within the lonesome latter years! An angel throng, bewinged, bedight In veils, and drowned in tears, Sit in a theatre, to see A play of hopes and fears, While the orchestra breathes fitfully The music of the spheres. Mimes, in the form of … Continue reading The Saturday Night Special: “The Conquerer Worm” by Edgar Allan Poe (1843)

The Saturday Night Special: “Ligeia” by Edgar Allan Poe (1838)

And the will therein lieth, which dieth not. Who knoweth the mysteries of the will, with its vigor? For God is but a great will pervading all things by nature of its intentness. Man doth not yield himself to the angels, nor unto death utterly, save only through the weakness of his feeble will. - … Continue reading The Saturday Night Special: “Ligeia” by Edgar Allan Poe (1838)

The Saturday Night Special: “Nemesis” by H.P. Lovecraft (1918)

                    Through the ghoul-guarded gateways of slumber, Past the wan-mooned abysses of night, I have lived o'er my lives without number, I have sounded all things with my sight; And I struggle and shriek ere the daybreak, being driven to madness with fright. I have whirled … Continue reading The Saturday Night Special: “Nemesis” by H.P. Lovecraft (1918)

The Saturday Night Special: “At the End of the Passage” by Rudyard Kipling

The sky is lead and our faces are red, And the gates of Hell are opened and riven, And the winds of Hell are loosened and driven, And the dust flies up in the face of Heaven, And the clouds come down in a fiery sheet, Heavy to raise and hard to be borne. And … Continue reading The Saturday Night Special: “At the End of the Passage” by Rudyard Kipling

The Saturday Night Special: “The Terrible Old Man” by H.P. Lovecraft (1921)

          It was the design of Angelo Ricci and Joe Czanek and Manuel Silva to call on the Terrible Old Man. This old man dwells all alone in a very ancient house on Water Street near the sea, and is reputed to be both exceedingly rich and exceedingly feeble; which forms a situation very attractive … Continue reading The Saturday Night Special: “The Terrible Old Man” by H.P. Lovecraft (1921)

The Saturday Night Special: “Red is the Color of Blood” by Conrad Aiken (1918)

RED is the color of blood, and I will seek it: I have sought it in the grass. It is the color of steep sun seen through eyelids.   It is hidden under the suave flesh of women-- Flows there, quietly flows. It mounts from the heart to the temples, the singing mouth-- As cold … Continue reading The Saturday Night Special: “Red is the Color of Blood” by Conrad Aiken (1918)

The Saturday Night Special: “Nemesis” by H.P. Lovecraft (1918)

                    Through the ghoul-guarded gateways of slumber, Past the wan-mooned abysses of night, I have lived o'er my lives without number, I have sounded all things with my sight; And I struggle and shriek ere the daybreak, being driven to madness with fright. I have whirled … Continue reading The Saturday Night Special: “Nemesis” by H.P. Lovecraft (1918)

The Saturday Night Special: “At the End of the Passage” by Rudyard Kipling

The sky is lead and our faces are red, And the gates of Hell are opened and riven, And the winds of Hell are loosened and driven, And the dust flies up in the face of Heaven, And the clouds come down in a fiery sheet, Heavy to raise and hard to be borne. And … Continue reading The Saturday Night Special: “At the End of the Passage” by Rudyard Kipling

The Saturday Night Special: “The Terrible Old Man” by H.P. Lovecraft (1921)

          It was the design of Angelo Ricci and Joe Czanek and Manuel Silva to call on the Terrible Old Man. This old man dwells all alone in a very ancient house on Water Street near the sea, and is reputed to be both exceedingly rich and exceedingly feeble; which forms a situation very attractive … Continue reading The Saturday Night Special: “The Terrible Old Man” by H.P. Lovecraft (1921)

Four of My Works are Free Today, Friday, February 23

On each Friday over the next few months, I will be giving away one or more of my works. Today, I am giving away A Tale of Hell and Other Works of Horror, The Scent and Other Stories, Click, and my latest work, Nocturne. A Tale of Hell and Other Works of Horror, I offer … Continue reading Four of My Works are Free Today, Friday, February 23

Four of My Works Will Be Free on Friday, February 23.

On each Friday over the next few months, I will be giving away one or more of my works. On Friday the 23rd, I am giving away A Tale of Hell and Other Works of Horror, The Scent and Other Stories, Click, and my latest work, Nocturne. A Tale of Hell and Other Works of … Continue reading Four of My Works Will Be Free on Friday, February 23.

Four of My Works Will Be Free on Friday, February 23.

On each Friday over the next few months, I will be giving away one or more of my works. On Friday the 23rd, I am giving away A Tale of Hell and Other Works of Horror, The Scent and Other Stories, Click, and my latest work, Nocturne. A Tale of Hell and Other Works of … Continue reading Four of My Works Will Be Free on Friday, February 23.

The E-Versions of All My Books Will Be Free August 31 to September 4. 2017

Over Labor Day weekend, the e-versions of all my books will be free:  The Scent and Other Stories, A Tale of Hell and Other Works of Horror, Alien Embrace, Diabolical: Three Tales of Jack Thurston, and my novelette, Click.  They, along with the paperback versions, are available at amazon.com/author/philslattery.  Detailed descriptions of each can be found … Continue reading The E-Versions of All My Books Will Be Free August 31 to September 4. 2017

The E-Versions of All My Books Will Be Free August 31 to September 4. 2017

Over Labor Day weekend, the e-versions of all my books will be free:  The Scent and Other Stories, A Tale of Hell and Other Works of Horror, Alien Embrace, Diabolical: Three Tales of Jack Thurston, and my novelette, Click.  They, along with the paperback versions, are available at amazon.com/author/philslattery.  Detailed descriptions of each can be found … Continue reading The E-Versions of All My Books Will Be Free August 31 to September 4. 2017

The E-Versions of All My Books Will Be Free August 31 to September 4. 2017

Over Labor Day weekend, the e-versions of all my books will be free:  The Scent and Other Stories, A Tale of Hell and Other Works of Horror, Alien Embrace, Diabolical: Three Tales of Jack Thurston, and my novelette, Click.  They, along with the paperback versions, are available at amazon.com/author/philslattery.  Detailed descriptions of each can be found … Continue reading The E-Versions of All My Books Will Be Free August 31 to September 4. 2017

The E-Versions of All My Books Will Be Free August 31 to September 4. 2017

Over Labor Day weekend, the e-versions of all my books will be free:  The Scent and Other Stories, A Tale of Hell and Other Works of Horror, Alien Embrace, Diabolical: Three Tales of Jack Thurston, and my novelette, Click.  They, along with the paperback versions, are available at amazon.com/author/philslattery.  Detailed descriptions of each can be found … Continue reading The E-Versions of All My Books Will Be Free August 31 to September 4. 2017

The Saturday Night Special: “The Bells” by Edgar Allan Poe (1850)

I. Hear the sledges with the bells-- Silver bells! What a world of merriment their melody foretells! How they tinkle, tinkle, tinkle, In the icy air of night! While the stars that oversprinkle All the heavens, seem to twinkle With a crystalline delight; Keeping time, time, time, In a sort of Runic rhyme, To the … Continue reading The Saturday Night Special: “The Bells” by Edgar Allan Poe (1850)

The Saturday Night Special: “The Terrible Old Man” by H.P. Lovecraft (1921)

          It was the design of Angelo Ricci and Joe Czanek and Manuel Silva to call on the Terrible Old Man. This old man dwells all alone in a very ancient house on Water Street near the sea, and is reputed to be both exceedingly rich and exceedingly feeble; which forms a situation very attractive … Continue reading The Saturday Night Special: “The Terrible Old Man” by H.P. Lovecraft (1921)

The Saturday Night Special: “At the End of the Passage” by Rudyard Kipling

The sky is lead and our faces are red, And the gates of Hell are opened and riven, And the winds of Hell are loosened and driven, And the dust flies up in the face of Heaven, And the clouds come down in a fiery sheet, Heavy to raise and hard to be borne. And … Continue reading The Saturday Night Special: “At the End of the Passage” by Rudyard Kipling