The Haunted WeblogThe weblog of an incomplete reader -- an unfinished writer.
It was a dark and stormy blog . . . of grotesques and arabesques.
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Sunday, July 27, 2003
Meet the Artist – Charles Krafft works in the delicate medium of porcelain. He makes lovely decorative guns and bombs and delft plates depicting murder, disaster and atrocity. He is a leader in the field of bone china. His specialty is human bone china, made from cremains. If you would like to go through eternity as a plate or a teapot, write for his free brochure, Ashes to Ashes, Dust to Delft.
The Ahmedabad Horror – Your family has a nice little apartment in India. Sure, it is a little crowded with 14 people in one flat, but it could be worse. Things are going pretty well except for the blood mysteriously oozing from the walls. Could this be a bad sign?
How Sad That Our Son Is Dead – But it would be a shame to let this nice little plot of arable land go to waste. Besides, people leave plants at graves all the time. Who’s going to notice a few seven foot tall cannabis plants?
What a Lousy Weblog! – I apologize to anyone who had gotten used to checking this space for my dark and stormy look at the world, but lately time and hen’s teeth have had a lot on common. I’m not too happy about it, but I don’t see things improving much in the near future. Pity.Tuesday, May 06, 2003
My Life Today – Leave home at 7:30 to be at work before 8:30. Load up my bag with paperwork, then leave work after 5:00. Get home after 6:00. Start on paperwork. Put chicken in the oven, get back to paperwork. Have dinner, rest for fifteen minutes, back to paperwork. Finish paperwork after 9:30. Now I think I’ll go to bed. Last night I woke up at 3:00 dreaming about work. Hopefully tonight will be better. Why are you reading this weblog? I am obviously a boring drudge with no life outside work. Blah.Sunday, May 04, 2003
Watching Watching the Nightingales – Episode 16 of Douglas Clegg’s e-serial hit his fan’s inboxes this week and we all learned more about the mysterious Nightingale family. This episode invoked the sense of wonder that got us all reading fantasy in the first place and the sense of cosmic dread that hooked us on horror. All that in one little e-mail. Not bad.
Accidental Vampire – He admits he beat the hooker to death, crushed her skull, broke her neck and drank her blood, but what he doesn’t understand is why the police are being so hard on him. After all, it wasn’t intentional.Tuesday, April 29, 2003
Burke and Hare, DDS – Where did my dentists dig up such amazingly lifelike dentures? Perhaps they too read Edgar Poe?
I’ve Never Been Much of a Soccer Fan – But these kids play it as it was meant to be played – with a human skull.Monday, April 28, 2003
Watching Watching the Nightingales – It has been a long time between episodes, but number 15 was finally sent out last week. I can’t fault Mr. Clegg for putting the serial novel on hiatus due to the need to concentrate on other work. I’ve been having similar problems myself. It is, however, not all that easy to pick up where you left off more than two months ago. It took a few paragraphs to get back into the swing of things. In this episode young Alex learns more about the mysterious basement and perhaps what happened to him when he was six. Good stuff, and I’m glad that the story is going again. On a personal note it is buoying to see that successful professional writers have the same time management problems that I do and make the same minor errors in their early drafts that I make. These little things will be corrected later on, but it does my heart good to see them now.