The Rambling Recollector
The Declaration of American Independence from Great Britain.
Happy 4th of July, and Hail Columbia!
Upon moving into a new apartment, a poor university student is brought face to face with strangeness beyond his wildest imaginings by the weird and unearthly music of Erich Zann.
Author: H.P. Lovecraft.
A poem by Rudyard Kipling about a Roman Centurion who begs his Legate to let him stay in Britain.
A connoisseur of horror wondering through London to try and lose his disrepair in its winding streets, encounters a strange old man, who tempts him with the opportunity to view something so terrible, he can't resist.
Author: Clark Ashton Smith.
Lovecraft's story of a sculptor who delves too deeply into the realms of dream.
Another great story by Robert E. Howard. Solomon Kane finds himself in a strange tavern as night falls on the Black Forest.
Clark Ashton Smith's story of a man's mad wanderings through the hellish, gray desolation of Yondo.
The Joseph Jacobs version of Childe Rowland, which was based on an earlier version by Robert Jamieson.
It is the story of a young prince named Childe Rowland, who must save his sister after she was captured by the King of Elfland.
Solomon Kane does battle with a vengeful specter, in this excellent story by Robert E. Howard.
Clark Ashton Smith's tale of an ill-fated expedition into space.
Clark Ashton Smith's story of two necromancers who attempt to carve a dark realm for themselves from the bones of a fallen empire.
Edgar Allan Poe's story of a plague, and an eccentric prince seeking to ride it out.
Read here: https://poestories.com/read/masque
H. P. Lovecraft's tale of grave-robbing gone wrong.
A Halloween double feature! starting with H.P. Lovecraft's The Hound, and ending with Edger Allen Poe's The Masque of the Red Death.
The Masque of the Red Death. https://poestories.com/read/masque
A tale of hubris by H. P. Lovecraft.
A classic tale of murder, by Edgar Allen Poe.
Read here: https://poestories.com/read/telltaleheart
My reading of Edmond Hamilton's, In The World's Dusk, Which appeared in the March 1936 edition of Weird Tales Magazine.
A tale as old as time itself. Boy sees girl. Boy Kidnaps girl. The planet nearly dies...
Like many Greek legends, there are several versions of this story, so I went with an interpretation I thought best for the Video.
Read for yourself:
A Mix of Legends concerning Athena. Brought to you by Alcohol...
Note: there are multiple versions of these stories throughout Greek mythology, and Athena is no exception, so I went with an interpretation I thought would be the most amusing.
Some more Mesopotamian madness featuring our favorite lady of love and war, Innana/Ishtar.
Read for yourself here: http://etcsl.orinst.ox.ac.uk/section1/tr132.htm
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Category Arts & Literature
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