Literary Birthday of a Horror Writer – Guy de Maupassant’s Horror Fiction and 10 Quotes

Born August 5, 1850, Guy de Maupassant was a popular 19th-century French writer. He is considered one of the fathers of the modern short story. He wrote more than 300 short stories, six novels, three travel books, and one volume of poetry. It is with Le Gaulois in 1883 that de Maupassant diverted himself from a career asContinue reading “Literary Birthday of a Horror Writer – Guy de Maupassant’s Horror Fiction and 10 Quotes”

“Pacman” a Poem by Matt ‘Loveit or’ Leavitt

I’m down to the wire with just one life left and every morning it starts anew, asking me if I’m ready. I never had a choice. I’ve been here before. I’m stuck in a maze and every time I think I found my way out, I open the front door into my own living room.

“The Plague” by Albert Camus

There is no more important book to understand our times than Albert Camus’s The Plague, a novel about a virus that spreads uncontrollably from animals to humans and ends up destroying half the population of a representative modern town. Camus speaks to us now not because he was a magical seer, but because he correctlyContinue reading ““The Plague” by Albert Camus”

Remembering Ernie Pyle, in Honor of National Columnist Day

The Man Who Told America the Truth About D-Day Ernest Taylor Pyle was a Pulitzer Prize—winning American journalist and war correspondent who is best known for his stories about ordinary American soldiers during World War II. Pyle is also notable for the columns he wrote as a roving human-interest reporter from 1935 through 1941 for the Scripps-Howard newspaper syndicate that earned him wide acclaimContinue reading “Remembering Ernie Pyle, in Honor of National Columnist Day”

Henry James – Of Course I Was Under the Spell

“Of course I was under the spell, and the wonderful part is that, even at the time, I perfectly knew I was. But I gave myself up to it; it was an antidote to any pain, and I had more pains than one.” —THE TURN OF THE SCREW by Henry James, born on this day, April 15, 1843.