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message 1: by Martha (new)

Martha (hellocthulhu) | 325 comments Mod
Our story for the week is How Love Came to Professor Guildea by Robert Hichens, nominated by Michael.

message 2: by Cathy (last edited Nov 14, 2011 12:27PM) (new)

Cathy | 164 comments I just love this story -- love as a curse for the sin of being loveless. It's such an orginal idea and the "lover" really is repulsive!

An interesting companion piece is Anne Sexton's "Ghost," in which a girl is tormented by the "loving" attentions of a completely insane ghost -- it's one of the most disturbing ghost stories ever.

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James Everington | 53 comments Agreed, it's a great story. Very original, and with an interesting ambiguity about whether he 'deserves' it all or not.

Not read that Anne Sexton story, but the description really makes it sound like my kind of thing. Will check it out...

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