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”Mommy” / A Classic Weird Tale by Mary Elizabeth Counselman

”Mommy” / A Classic Weird Tale by Mary Elizabeth Counselman

October 24, 2021

"Mommy" is a short story by American writer, Mary Elizabeth Counselman. The story tells of a little girl in an orphanage, who claims to have been visited by her dead mother. It first appeared in Weird Tales in April 1939.

”The Tree-Men of M‘Bwa” by Donald Wandrei

”The Tree-Men of M‘Bwa” by Donald Wandrei

October 21, 2021

"The Tree-Men of M'Bwa" by Donald Wandrei first appeared in Weird Tales in February 1932. The magazine described the tale as: "A startling story of Africa, strange monstrosities, and the weird power of the Whirling Flux."

”The Evil Clergyman” by H. P. Lovecraft

”The Evil Clergyman” by H. P. Lovecraft

October 19, 2021

"The Evil Clergyman" is an excerpt from a letter written by American horror fiction writer H. P. Lovecraft in 1933. After his death, it was published in the April 1939 issue of Weird Tales as a short story. The tale centres around an ancient house, in the attic of which a terrible fate met its former occupant.

”Vallisneria Madness” by Ralph Milne Farley

”Vallisneria Madness” by Ralph Milne Farley

October 17, 2021

“Vallisneria Madness” by Ralph Milne Farley, first crawled up out of the earth in the May 1937 edition of Weird Tales Magazine. The tale was described as follows: “A strange and curious little story, about the moonlight mating of flowers.”

”The City of Lost Souls” by Genevieve Larsson

”The City of Lost Souls” by Genevieve Larsson

October 14, 2021

"The City of Lost Souls" by Genevieve Larsson first appeared in Weird Tales in October 1928. This is how the magazine described the tale: "Weirdly terrible was the punishment of the twelve who avenged a brutal murder in a spectacular way."

”The Seed from the Sepulchre” / A Classic Weird Tale by Clark Ashton Smith

”The Seed from the Sepulchre” / A Classic Weird Tale by Clark Ashton Smith

October 12, 2021

"The Seed from the Sepulchre" is a short story by Clark Ashton Smith. The tale, which first appeared in Weird Tales in October 1933, was described by the magazine as follows: “A horror tale of the Venezuelan jungle, and a diabolical plant that lived on human life.”

”The Drone” / A Weird Tale of Metamorphosis by Abraham Merritt

”The Drone” / A Weird Tale of Metamorphosis by Abraham Merritt

October 10, 2021

"The Drone" is a short story by Abraham Merritt. The tale explores two rather unusual cases of metamorphosis.

”The Spirits‘ Mountain” by Gustavo Adolfo Bécquer

”The Spirits‘ Mountain” by Gustavo Adolfo Bécquer

October 7, 2021

"The Spirits' Mountain" is a story by Spanish author, Gustavo Adolfo Bécquer, included as part of his collection, "Romantic Legends of Spain." In the tale, a young man is tasked with the retrieval of a scarf from a haunted mountain.

”The Transgressor” / A Curious Tale of Time Travel by Henry Kuttner

”The Transgressor” / A Curious Tale of Time Travel by Henry Kuttner

October 5, 2021

"The Transgressor" is a short story by Henry Kuttner. The tale, which first appeared in Weird Tales Magazine in its February 1939 edition, tells of an individual whose curious invention proves to be terribly successful.

”The House of Living Music” / A Classic Weird Tale by Edmond Hamilton

”The House of Living Music” / A Classic Weird Tale by Edmond Hamilton

October 3, 2021

"The House of Living Music" is a short story by the regular Weird Tales author, Edmond Hamilton. The story, which first appeared in Weird Tales in January 1938, was described as follows: “A strange weird-scientific story with a tragic denouement—about a great composer who could re-create all living things in sound.”

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