Where the hell is Stephen King on these lists the reader might ask (or Lovecraft, Blackwood, James, Matheson, etc. the bigwigs. the head guys. the... major cheeses). And the answer is... well okay I don't have an answer. There very well could be a blog and list devoted to some of the writers I mentioned in the future. There very well may not.
Here are a few more of the stories I read over and over again. Only this and nothing more.
Oh and if you haven't guessed already, the writing is still moving... slowly :^)
11.) "The King', in Yellow" by Brian Keene: This story advises that one should not follow the recommendations of homeless men. Though in the twisted way of horror, I bet if I looked hard enough, I could find a story that recommends the oppposite. Hm a challenge.
12.) "A Trick of the Dark" by Tina Rath: One of my favorite vampire stories. Subtle. Short. Like this write up.
13.) "The Candle in the Skull" by Basil Copper: A story for Halloween. And one that recommends you don't trust children
14.) "Dark Wings" by Phyllis Eisenstein: This story has the type of ending that most of us (and by us, I mean me) can only dream about. The type of ending that takes your trust and uses it against you.
15.) "Closing Time" by Neil Gaiman: I know I love this story because how often I try to take elements of Gaiman's ending into my own work. An ending, that by the way, I'm not sure I even understand (please free feel to explain it to me. Where is Neil Gaiman when you need him?). Yet dsspite the confusion, here it is, number 15.
16.)"The Veldt" by Bradbury: Because it was open in front of me. And because you should never trust children. I may have mentioned it before. But it's a lesson worth knowing.
Current watching: True Blood. My fav TV show.
Current reading: Let the Right One In. Have I mentioned that you shouldn't trust children?
Apparently Vamp is the word.