Rainer Maria Rilke

"Live a while in these books, learn from them what seems to you worth learning, but above all love them. This love will be repaid you a thousand and a thousand times, and however your life may turn,-it will, I am certain of it, run through the fabric of your growth as one of the most important threads among all the threads of your experiences, disappointments, and joys."--Rainer Maia Rilke

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Tuesday, October 23, 2012

Perfect for Halloween!

Vermin by Allison M. Dickson

Horror Short Story

This short horror story is the perfect read during this time of year (fall)--cool temperatures that make you snuggle by a fire, evenings where it is dark much too soon and haunted houses popping up on every corner.  Have you really noticed the abandoned house a few doors down?  Maybe you should!

Someone from out of town has purchased the Martindale mansion.  It's been vacant for years and  weird stories surround its past.  To get the home ready for its new owners, a pest management company is hired to do removal and fumigation.  That's when the horror starts!

Just what would happen to a house left vacant for years and bugs have been left to take over?  Your imagination won't take you as far as this story goes.

While this was a short tale, it was just the perfect length for this creepy read.  This story makes you actually feel as if things are crawling all over you and will leave you itching and twitching.  It's hard to do horror, a really good horror.  It's hard to compete with all the ideas that have been done a million times plus I think it's hard to just legitimately scare people anymore.  Most people want blood and gore instead of the good old-fashioned creeps.  This story is the good, old-fashioned creepy kind of story!

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