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MALDOROR 2:7 - THE HERMAPHRODITE

Balladeer’s Blog resumes its examination of the macabre 1868 French language work The Songs of Maldoror.

THE HERMAPHRODITE

In this stanza the supernatural being Maldoror contemplates a beautiful human hermaphrodite sleeping in a forest near Paris. 705 more words

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The Hanged Girl - Seventeen

And Mandy is in her own dream of sorts, though its daylight now, and in this inhospitable place. But she’s elsewhere, gone from there, escaping into the soporific cover of early afternoon. 515 more words

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MALDOROR 2:6 - THE JUSTICE OFFERED BY THE LAW IS WORTHLESS

Balladeer’s Blog resumes its examination of the macabre 1868 French language work The Songs of Maldoror.

THE JUSTICE OFFERED BY THE LAW IS WORTHLESS… 661 more words

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Horror Celebrity birthday: Mary Shelley

On this day in 1797 Gothic horror author Mary Shelley was born. You may know her as the mind behind Frankenstein.  Her life was riddled with tragedy and difficulty, as any good novelist’s seems to be. 141 more words

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MALDOROR 2:5 - INDELIBLE BLOOD GLITTERING LIKE A DIAMOND

Balladeer’s Blog resumes its examination of the macabre 1868 French language work The Songs of Maldoror.

INDELIBLE BLOOD GLITTERING LIKE A DIAMOND

Back to the insane, taciturn and blood-thirsty Maldoror we’re used to this time around. 571 more words

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The Hanged Girl - Sixteen

This time the nightmare is different. It is darkened skies, streaked with a fiery red, like lightning reaching from the heavens has struck something solid and is blazing this fuel across the sky. 618 more words

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The Shrieking - a 900 Club Short Story

The Shrieking

by Martin Bolton

My wife, Rene, had suffered from severe depression all her life and became increasingly delusional. I had studied her condition and tried to treat it, but I ultimately failed to save her. 873 more words