The official HorrorBabble podcast: a home for horror classics and rare weird tales.
"To Build a Fire" by Jack London
"To Build a Fire" is a short story by American author Jack London. This is the 1908 version, an oft-cited example of the naturalist movement that portrays the conflict of man vs. nature.
"Catnip" by Robert Bloch
"Catnip" is a short story by American author, Robert Bloch, first published by Weird Tales Magazine in March 1948. The story tells of a young boy, who accidentally burns down the house of an evil old woman.
"The Yellow Wallpaper" by Charlotte Perkins Gilman
"The Yellow Wallpaper" is a short story by the American writer Charlotte Perkins Gilman, first published in January 1892 in The New England Magazine. It is regarded as an important early work of American feminist literature, illustrating attitudes in the 19th century toward women's health, both physical and mental.
"A Suspicious Gift" by Algernon Blackwood
"A Suspicious Gift" is a short story by Algernon Blackwood, included as part of his collection, 'The Empty House', first printed in 1906.
"Oh, Whistle, and I'll Come to You, My Lad" by M. R. James
While investigating a Templar ruin for a colleague, a Cambridge professor stumbles upon a whistle bearing two unusual inscriptions. What should happen if he blows it?
"The Black Stone" by Robert E. Howard / A Cthulhu Mythos Story
"The Black Stone" is a Cthulhu Mythos story by American author, Robert E. Howard, first published in the November 1931 edition of Weird Tales Magazine. Notably, it marks the first appearance of the fictional work, the Unaussprechlichen Kulten, by Friedrich von Junzt.
The story tells of an occult researcher's pursuit of a curious, sinister monolith in the mountains of Hungary.
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