Thursday, June 22, 2023

Reading Rumble Round 18

Horror and Sword & Sorcery author and editor Karl Edward Wagner slides under the ropes and into the ring.

In the Pines by Karl Edward Wagner
The Magazine of Fantasy and Science Fiction, August 1973

A man becomes obsessed with traces of a long dead woman in a remote cabin.

The Secret in the Tomb by Robert Bloch
Weird Tales, May 1935

An exercise in Lovecraftian adjectives. Guy goes to an ancient tomb, finds a lich, punches it out.

Black Harvest by Ron Kelly
After Hours, Spring 1989

In Mister Glow-Bones and Other Halloween Tales

The boy who shucks the red corn gets to kiss the prettiest girl.

Steel Valentine by Joe R. Lansdale
By Bizarre Hands, 1989

An abusive husband, a cheating spouse, her young lover, and several hungry dogs.

All authors stay in the ring.

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