Thursday, 20 October 2016

Autumn XX

The woods enthralled her... Little by little did she become absorbed into them... She would sit for hours motionless, hoping, believing, that at any moment the revelation might come to her, and that she would see the Dryads dancing, and hear the pipes of Pan. 

The woods were aware of her, the trees knew of her presence and were watching her... A feeling of pride, of joy, of a little fear, possessed her... She knew something great was coming, something awe-inspiring, something, perchance, terrible! 

Already she began to feel invisible, inaudible beings closing in upon her, already she began to know that slowly her strength, her will, were being drawn out of her. And for what end? Terror began to possess itself of her... 

The woods enthralled her.

'In the Woods' by Amyas Northcote

Wednesday, 19 October 2016

Autumn XIX

"Not a word of goodbye, not even a note 
She's gone with the man in the long black coat."

Bob Dylan

Tuesday, 18 October 2016

Autumn XVIII

"The Erl-king will do you grievous harm."  

Angela Carter, The Bloody Chamber

Monday, 17 October 2016

Autumn XVII

"Some houses are born bad." 

Shirley Jackson, The Haunting of Hill House

Sunday, 16 October 2016

Autumn XVI

"Keep away from Pumpkinhead, unless you're tired of living, 
His enemies are mostly dead, he's mean and unforgiving. 

It's when you think that he's forgot, he'll conjure your undoing..."

Saturday, 15 October 2016

Autumn XV

"It was just a colour out of space — a frightful messenger from unformed realms of infinity beyond all Nature as we know it; from realms whose mere existence stuns the brain and numbs us with the black extra-cosmic gulfs it throws open before our frenzied eyes." 

H.P. Lovecraft, The Colour Out of Space

Friday, 14 October 2016

Autumn XIV

"The sea fills my ear with sand and with fear. You may wash out the sand, but never the sound of the ghost of the sea that is haunting me."  

Ted Hughes, The Shell

Thursday, 13 October 2016

Autumn XIII

"I'm so glad I live in a world where there are Octobers." 

L.M. Montgomery, Anne of Green Gables

Wednesday, 12 October 2016

Autumn XII

He Who Walks Behind the Rows...

Tuesday, 11 October 2016

Autumn XI

"Perhaps other souls than human are sometimes born into the world, and clothed in flesh." 

J. Sheridan Le Fanu, Uncle Silas

Monday, 10 October 2016

Autumn X

"Hell is empty. All the devils are here."

Shakespeare, The Tempest

Sunday, 9 October 2016

Autumn IX

"In the midst of life we are in death..."

Saturday, 8 October 2016

Autumn VIII

"For dust you are and to dust you will return..."

Friday, 7 October 2016

Thursday, 6 October 2016

Autumn VI

"Lord, let me know mine end, and the number of my days..."