The Dark Descent – “Larger Than Oneself” by Robert Aickman

This week, Willow and Phil are barely keeping it together, but they talk about Robert Aickman’s weird weird story “Larger Than Oneself!” Let’s all merge into a glowing ball of light, okay? Anything is better than whatever’s going on here.

The Dark Descent – “Sticks” by Karl Edward Wagner

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This week, Willow and I get all up in the sticks! Karl Edward Wagner’s “Sticks” that is! These sticks and stone won’t break your bones, but they will get your head caved in by a frying pan! Enjoy!

The Dark Descent – “John Charrington’s Wedding” by Edith Nesbit

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BOO! Don’t worry, I’m not a ghost. Or, am I? This week, Willow and I are talkin’ ghosts with Edith Nesbit’s “John Charrington’s Wedding!” It’s short, but spooky!

The Dark Descent – “The Autopsy” by Michael Shea

This week, Willow and I actually talk about the story! It’s “The Autopsy” by the inimitable Michael Shea. Also, what’s a bomb?

The Dark Descent – “The Crowd” by Ray Bradbury

This week, Willow and I touch on a work by the master of speculative fiction: “The Crowd” by Ray Bradbury! And, by “touch on” I mean “kinda talk about a little.” Mostly, we discuss “Screwballs 2: Loose Screws!” Or, I discuss it and Willow sighs a lot.

The Dark Descent – “Mr. Justice Harbottle” by J. Sheridan Le Fanu

Illustration by  Finn Campbell-Notman
Illustration by Finn Campbell-Notman

Better late than never! Willow and I discuss J. Sheridan Le Fanu’s “Mr. Justice Harbottle!”

The Dark Descent MINISODE- “An Account of Some Strange Disturbances in Aungier Street “

An illustration for the story An Account of Some Strange Disturbances in Aungier Street by the author Joseph Sheridan Le Fanu

Things are running late this week, so here’s a minisode where I babble incoherently about “An Account Of Some Strange Disturbances In Aungier Street!”

The Dark Descent – “Young Goodman Brown” by Nathaniel Hawthorne

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Let’s get literary! This week, we’re taking a look at Nathaniel Hawthorne’s “Young Goodman Brown.” Is it horror? Is it really even a story? Your guess is as good as ours!

The Dark Descent – “The Whimper of Whipped Dogs” by Harlan Ellison

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This week, Willow and I get angry at a story that really really should have thought harder about what it was trying to say. It’s “The Whimper of Whipped Dogs” by Harlan Ellison!

The Dark Descent – “The Summer People” by Shirley Jackson

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Wouldn’t it be chilly with no skin on? That is a question about a scary skeleton song! But, this story is not about scary skeletons, but scary rich people who overstay their welcome in a small town! It’s “The Summer People” by Shirley Jackson!