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”Fog Country” by Allison V. Harding

”Fog Country” by Allison V. Harding

May 24, 2022

"Fog Country" is a short story by the American author, Allison V. Harding. The work was first published by Weird Tales in its July 1945 edition, and tells of a peculiar mist that occasionally settles over a small, coastal town.

”The Treader of the Dust” / A Cthulhu Mythos Story by Clark Ashton Smith

”The Treader of the Dust” / A Cthulhu Mythos Story by Clark Ashton Smith

May 17, 2022

"The Treader in the Dust" is a short story by American author Clark Ashton Smith. The story introduces Quachil Uttaus and the Testament of Carnamagos to the Cthulhu Mythos, in relation to the tale of an unnamed character who obtains the forbidden tome from a sinister book-seller.

”Doctor Satan” by Paul Ernst

”Doctor Satan” by Paul Ernst

May 10, 2022

"Doctor Satan" is a short story by the American author, Paul Ernst. First appearing in Weird Tales in August 1935, the enigmatic Doctor Satan was described as ‘the world's weirdest criminal—an immensely wealthy man, who has turned to crime to satisfy his longing for thrills.’ There are 8 stories in the Doctor Satan series, with the titular character up against numerous challenges, pitted against his nemesis, the criminologist, Ascott Keane. This is the first story in the series.

”A Ghost Story” by Mark Twain / Based on the ”Cardiff Giant”

”A Ghost Story” by Mark Twain / Based on the ”Cardiff Giant”

May 8, 2022

"A Ghost Story" is a short story by the American writer Mark Twain. The tale is based upon the Cardiff Giant, one of the most famous hoaxes in United States history. It was a 10-foot-tall purported "petrified man" uncovered in 1869, by workers digging a well behind the barn of William C. "Stub" Newell in Cardiff, New York.

”Music of the Stars” / A Cthulhu Mythos Story by Duane W. Rimel

”Music of the Stars” / A Cthulhu Mythos Story by Duane W. Rimel

May 3, 2022

"Music of the Stars" is a Cthulhu Mythos story by the American author, Duane W. Rimel. The tale, which first appeared in The Acolyte in its Spring 1943 edition, tells of a musician who claims to have discovered an ancient and terrible form of music.

”The Sixth Tree” / A Classic Weird Tale by Edith L. Stewart

”The Sixth Tree” / A Classic Weird Tale by Edith L. Stewart

May 1, 2022

"The Sixth Tree" by Edith L. Stewart was first published in the May-June-July 1924 edition of Weird Tales Magazine, and was described as follows: “This is a tale of the weirdest game that ever was played.”

”Lethe” / A Rare Weird Tale by Harold G. Shane

”Lethe” / A Rare Weird Tale by Harold G. Shane

April 26, 2022

"Lethe" is a short weird tale by the mysterious author, Harold G. Shane. Page 742 of the June 1936 edition of Weird Tales describes the story as follows: “A bizarre little story about the strange fascination of an old oil painting.”

”They” / A Rare Weird tale by Robert Barbour Johnson

”They” / A Rare Weird tale by Robert Barbour Johnson

April 24, 2022

"They" is a short story by the American author, Robert Barbour Johnson. The story, which was published by Weird Tales in January 1936, tells of a curious horror in a remote canyon.

”A Visitor from Far Away” by Loretta Burrough

”A Visitor from Far Away” by Loretta Burrough

April 19, 2022

"A Visitor from Far Away" is a short story by the American author, Loretta Burrough. The story was published by Weird Tales in its February 1936 edition, and tells of the dreadful horror that hung over Mrs. Bowen for two decades.

”Murder in the Grave” / A Buried Alive Story by Edmond Hamilton

”Murder in the Grave” / A Buried Alive Story by Edmond Hamilton

April 17, 2022

"Murder in the Grave" is a short story by the American author, Edmond Hamilton. The story was published in Weird Tales in February 1935. The magazine described it as a story of a ‘terrible ordeal’ – a night of terror ten feet below the surface of the ground.

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