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”Ye Goode Olde Ghoste Storie” by William A. P. White

”Ye Goode Olde Ghoste Storie” by William A. P. White

November 2, 2021

"Ye Goode Olde Ghoste Storie" by William A. P. White first appeared in Weird Tales in January 1927. The magazine described the tale as: "The Chilling Chamber of Fantomheath Fields; or, The Winning of Alicia, the Beautiful."

”The Mandarin‘s Canaries” by Robert Bloch

”The Mandarin‘s Canaries” by Robert Bloch

October 31, 2021

"The Mandarin's Canaries" first appeared in Weird Tales in its September 1938 edition. The story tells of a torture-mad Chinese ruler, and his aptly named Garden of Pain.

”The Epiphany of Death” / A Classic Weird Tale by Clark Ashton Smith

”The Epiphany of Death” / A Classic Weird Tale by Clark Ashton Smith

October 28, 2021

"The Epiphany of Death" (also known as 'Who Are the Living?') is a short story by Clark Ashton Smith. The tale, which first appeared in The Fantasy Fan in its July 1934 edition, tells of a shocking revelation in the catacombs of Ptolemides.

”The Horror in the Hold” by Frank Belknap Long

”The Horror in the Hold” by Frank Belknap Long

October 26, 2021

"The Horror in the Hold" by American author Frank Belknap Long, first appeared in Weird Tales Magazine in February 1932. The magazine described the tale as follows: "A tale of the old adventurous days when Spain and England fought for the supremacy of the seas.”

”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.”

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