Short stories 31-35

The Tapestried Chamber”, by Sir Walter Scott. From Classic Victorian and Edwardian Ghost Stories. A fine example of a 19th century ghost story that manages to come across as if it were a real story, so understated and realistic is the horror. Recommended.

An Occurrence at Owl Creek Bridge”, by Ambrose Bierce. From A Treasury of American Horror Stories. A terrifyingly effective horror story. Highly recommended.

The Gentle Boy”, by Nathaniel Hawthorne. From Nathaniel Hawthorne‘s Tales. A sentimental story about religious persecution. Not one of Hawthorne’s best.

“The Entertainer and the Entrepreneur”, by W.D. Valgardson. From The Divorced Kid’s Club. A moral tale about prejudice, for kids.

Faithful Johannes”. From The Complete Fairy Tales of the Brothers Grimm, vol. 1. A bloody and violent fairy tale about the rewards of duty and gratitude, far from the sanitised tales I read as a kid. (This is probably a different translation from the one I read).

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RTM, or in this case, click on the "365 short stories challenge" labels and start reading form the bottom post, and all will become clear.

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