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This post is brought to you as part of Linda Hill’s SoCS while teaming up with my own November prompt of 9 Good Things, my personal gratitude tribute.
Linda made our task a bit tricky this week. Her prompt was ‘point and write’, having us pick up the nearest written work, whatever that may be, close our eyes and point. Whatever the finger lands on is to be the theme of the post.
Since we travelled light on this move, I did not bring heavy books. I have so many in my tablet apps and, although I prefer holding a book in hand, I am determined to get through those I have purchased. I went to my book apps screen, closed my eyes and pointed. Kindle. I opened the library and pointed. 🤦♀️
Let me just say that after studying his work at great length in high school Humanities, I am convinced that Edgar Allen Poe was a psychological serial killer. OR, he had serious suppressed anger issues.
The Raven, The Telltale Heart, Annabelle Lee. Geeeeze. But close my eyes and point I did, landing on The Cask of Amontillado. My heart sank. Without reading the summary I already recalled the gist of the plot: Someone was wronged, wanting revenge and instead of going to the local authorities, decided to take matters into his own hands. Devilishly, slowly and masochistically-with shameful glee.
Yep. That’s Poe. And he loves walling people up alive. Or chopping them up and burying them under the floorboards. Either way it was quite morbid required reading at the at of fifteen. Yet, I felt the need to have a book of his complete works in my library. Do I read it?
Quoth the raven, ‘Nevermore!’
Did I love that Humanities class? Yes, my teacher was amazing and we studied so many wonderful writers, everyone from Pearl S Buck to F. scott Fitzgerald, Hemingway, the Frosts, Dickinson, Sam Clemens, Whitman, Thoreau…..it was a very good year. Except for Poe. I think that’s why I cannot sit through a serial killer movie. So there you have it. Adieu Mr Poe.
And without further ado, my daily parade of good things, submitted for your enjoyment. I am happy to report my week was less eventful than my friend Dan over at No Facilities. Take a look at his post and give him a thumbs up for persevering his plumbing trials.
9 Good Things