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Paula Cappa | 29 comments Tales of Terror is a horror blog offering you free short stories, mostly classics but often contemporary writers' works of the paranormal and the macabre.

This week is The Dark Mother theme ...

What portal do we enter when we confront the Dark Mother?

Richard Matheson, author of I Am Legend, Hell House, and Stir of Echoes wrote a short story which most readers probably haven't read: "Graveyard Shift."

It's not about a graveyard unless you consider the relationship between mother and child a very dark and underground place.

Stop by Tales of Terror Blog this week and explore what the Dark Mother is all about in fiction.

Masterpieces of Terror and the Supernatural

My intention in writing Tales of Terror Blog is to explore as many short stories in horror as I can and experience a wide variety of horror authors. To date I have over 60 authors' works posted (nearly 100 short reads) for free reading. I hope you will enjoy the selection as much as I do.

I am an avid reader and a writer of horror, my preferences "quiet horror," supernatural mysteries, ghost stories, and psychic phenomena.

Please feel free to drop me a line or comment!

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Paula Cappa | 29 comments Reading Fiction Blog, free short fiction every month.

February 21, is the anniversary birth date of the legendary and visionary writer Anaïs Nin.

This week I am celebrating this author on my blog with one of her short stories, The Houseboat, a mysterious story about the inner voyage of a woman living alone on the Seine in France. Psychological and deep, this free short fiction is a 30- minute read, with audio, plus interview with the author by Studs Terkel, and a podcast about her famous published diaries.

Stop by to experience an unusual story by a talented writer.
The Houseboat by Anais Nin:

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Ronald Walker (Lajuann) | 92 comments Hi Paula

It sounds interesting. I'm looking you up.

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Paula Cappa | 29 comments Ronald wrote: "Hi Paula

It sounds interesting. I'm looking you up."

Good to meet you! Enjoy.

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Paula Cappa | 29 comments Today marks the anniversary of Virginia Woolf's death on March 28, 1941. Her stories have endured the test of time. One of her less famous short stories The Haunted House is an 8-minute read and worth every second. Audio too.

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Paula Cappa | 29 comments READING FICTION BLOG -- Our February Ghost: Mary Shelley.
Mary Shelley’s ghost is ever-present. And we are breathing life back into her ghost in 2018. At ReadingFictionBlog, you'll find a celebration of her works, free short stories, and the free film Frankenstein, 2004 adaptation with William Hurt. 2018 is the bicentennial of Frankenstein!

Did you know Feb. 1st is the anniversary of her death?

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Paula Cappa | 29 comments Are you looking for a weird ghostly story for October reading? This quick shortie by the not- so-well-known author Julius Long will get your Halloween short story reading off to a mysterious start. Audio too at Reading Fiction Blog:

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Paula Cappa | 29 comments If you are looking for a black cat story for this Halloween season, or just because you love cat stories, or supernatural fiction, THE PRICE by famous author Neil Gaiman will please your tastes. Free read, and animatic read by Gaiman, at READING FICTION BLOG.

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Paula Cappa | 29 comments Forbidden Pleasures! Do you know the author Angela Carter? She was named one of Britain's top 50 writers. Try her out for this Halloween short story, The Lady of House of Love. Audio too, at Reading Fiction Blog, where you can get lots of free fiction by famous contemporary and classic authors every month. Over 200 short stories in the Index!

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Paula Cappa | 29 comments Looking for an inspiring Christmas story? Are you a Washington Irving fan? Come to Ye Olde Christmas Grace at Reading Fiction Blog.

Old Christmas: From the Sketch Book
Old Christmas From the Sketch Book by Washington Irving

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John Bialas | 17 comments Thank you for Ye Olde Christmas Grace. Because of it, I've started following your blog.

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Paula Cappa | 29 comments John wrote: "Thank you for Ye Olde Christmas Grace. Because of it, I've started following your blog."

Hi John. Glad to have you aboard and hope you enjoy all the free fiction. Thanks for reblogging! Much appreciated.

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Paula Cappa | 29 comments How about an old-fashioned ghost story? Something deep, something intense by a Pulitzer Prize winning author? The Lady's Maid's Bell by Edith Wharton. A spooky story at Brympton Place estate. Free read and audio too at Reading Fiction Blog.

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Paula Cappa | 29 comments Do you know the witch Hekate? Do you know the goddess Hekate? If you are uncertain, come by my blog and explore this Titaness deity known as Hekate, or Hecate (pronounced Heck-ah-teh), an ancient witch-priestess.

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