Poe Sundays

On Sundays, we celebrate the Master of Macabre, Edgar Allan Poe

Fun Facts: Poe himself had an obsessive fear of being buried alive do to catslepsy, a state where someone occasionally falls completely still and is unable to move or speak. There were a few cases of it happening during Poe’s lifetime that made the papers. No doubt those stories left a huge impression on the author.

Haiku of the week

Our theme this month is Halloween icons and what could be scarier than the scarecrow?

Poe Sundays

Every Sunday, we celebrate excerpts and quotes from the works of the Master of Macabre, Edgar Allan Poe.

Fun Facts: It seems Poe was influenced by a number of other authors of his time to write a story based on the Spanish Inquisition, after reading History of the Spanish Inquisition by Juan Antonio Llorente. William Mudford’s The Iron Shroud, a short story of iron torture chamber was also an influence, as well as George Sale’s translations of the Qur’an, for which many of Poe’s works were heavily inspired by.*

Poe Sundays

On Poe Sundays, we celebrate the Master of the Macabre, the grandfather of gothic fiction, writer-poet extraordinaire Edgar Allan Poe.

Excerpt of The Tell-Tale Heart by Edgar Allan Poe

Fun Fact: Despite that readers the worldover consider the narrator to be male, there is no gender specified in The Tell-Tale Heart, thus, some critics have taken up the point that the narrator may in fact be a woman.

Haiku of the Week

Our theme this month is Summerween.

glistening skin
sun-kissed death
poolside murder

Haiku of the Week – Phantom Camper

Our theme this month is campfire creatures.

shadows in the night
don’t stray from the path
phantom camper

Haiku of the Week – Wendigo

Our theme this month is campfire creatures. I came across the piece below from @JoseRealArt and was inspired to create a haiku:

nylon shadows
ancient curses never sleep
wendigo

wendigo_by_joserealart

For more artwork by JoseRealArt, please go here: https://www.deviantart.com/joserealart

Monthly Haiku Corner – July

New month means new theme, campfire creatures.

burnt marshmallows
ghastly campfire tales
one spooky summer

Happy Caturday – July

This month’s theme is campfire creatures.

How much do you really know about the creatures lurking from deep in the forests?

Remember to always practice good camp and fire safety and the ghosts of careless campers won’t lead the monsters straight to you.

Campfire Cats by B.Kliban

Haiku of the Week – Crypt Conversations

Our theme is graveyard life.

ruffled feathers
a nice chat between old friends
crypt conversations