All Hallow’s Read

Happy Halloween, y’all!  Also, happy All Hallow’s Read, the gift-giving holiday that Neil Gaiman invented to coincide with Halloween.

Since I can’t very well give all of my readers a physical book today, I want to do the next best thing, and recommend one of my favorite ghost stories, “The Signal-Man,” by Charles Dickens.  Yes, that Dickens.  Bet you didn’t know he wrote ghost stories, too.  I’m not going to take up more of your time by telling you about the story, other than to say that it’s one of those subtle scares that needs to be read in one sitting to get the full effect.

You can read “The Signal-Man” at Project Gutenberg in your choice of formats.

So, what are your favorite scary stories?  Leave your recommendations below in the comments.


About Hilary B. Bisenieks

Hilary B. Bisenieks (Biss-en-yex) n. 1. An author of fact, fancy, and opinion based out of Oakland, CA. 2. A graduate of the Creative Writing program at Warren Wilson college and Mary Robinette Kowal's Short Story Workshop. 3. A man unable to be trusted to update basic biographical information with any regularity. View all posts by Hilary B. Bisenieks

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