Table of Contents
1 • The Toynbee Convector • (1984) • short story by Ray Bradbury
12 • Trapdoor • (1985) • short story by Ray Bradbury
23 • On the Orient, North • [The Elliott Family] • (1988) • short story by Ray Bradbury
36 • One Night in Your Life • (1988) • short story by Ray Bradbury
45 • West of October • [The Elliott Family] • (1988) • short story by Ray Bradbury
59 • The Last Circus • (1980) • short story by Ray Bradbury
66 • The Laurel and Hardy Love Affair • (1987) • short story by Ray Bradbury
74 • I Suppose You Are Wondering Why We Are Here? • (1984) • short story by Ray Bradbury (variant of I Suppose You Are Wondering Why We Are Here)
86 • Lafayette, Farewell • (1988) • short story by Ray Bradbury
96 • Banshee • [The Irish Stories] • (1984) • short story by Ray Bradbury
109 • Promises, Promises • (1988) • short story by Ray Bradbury
119 • The Love Affair • (1982) • short story by Ray Bradbury
129 • One for His Lordship, and One for the Road! • [The Irish Stories] • (1985) • short story by Ray Bradbury
139 • At Midnight, in the Month of June • [Green Town] • (1954) • short story by Ray Bradbury
150 • Bless Me, Father, for I Have Sinned • (1984) • short story by Ray Bradbury
156 • By the Numbers! • (1984) • short story by Ray Bradbury (variant of By the Numbers)
165 • A Touch of Petulance • (1980) • short story by Ray Bradbury
176 • Long Division • (1988) • short story by Ray Bradbury
181 • Come, and Bring Constance! • (1988) • short story by Ray Bradbury
190 • Junior • (1988) • short story by Ray Bradbury
198 • The Tombstone • (1945) • short story by Ray Bradbury
205 • The Thing at the Top of the Stairs • (1988) • short story by Ray Bradbury
211 • Colonel Stonesteel’s Genuine Home-Made Truly Egyptian Mummy • (1981) • short story by Ray Bradbury
“We decided to record the sounds on CD and cassette [and digitally] to make them available to people. We do believe these creatures are trying to communicate with us, though. As we speak we are having the linguistics people look into it; they are very encouraged. What they’re saying so far is that humans cannot mimic these sounds, that the range supersedes what humans can do. The tapes were shown by a previous study at the University of Wyoming to be spontaneous and no signs of being re-recorded, or pre-recorded at altered speeds; so the idea of a hoax is highly improbable as far as professionals are considered at this time.”
— Ron Morehead, Bigfoot, a Netflix Documentary (1997)
Here Ron Morehead’s original Bigfoot vocalizations—the most bizarre thing ever recorded:
Here’s how Morehead captured the sounds on tape:
The Recordings of the “Bigfoot Language” Are Actually Pretty Frightening
Is that an ape? Wait; that sounds almost human! Indeed. And both are what you hear in the hoots and growls and whines and snarls of what Ron Morehead calls “Bigfoot Language—a series of tape recorded noises Morehead recorded while living in a remote area of Northern California’s Sierra mountains during the early 1970s. But, are they real? I have put together this post so you can check out the facts and decide for yourself.
“The sounds, vocalizations, that include whistling, have been professionally analyzed and it is the belief of the scientists who did the analysis that they are not man-made. Regardless of the findings, which incidentally have never been disproved. I am satisfied and will personally vouch for the integrity of both my associates, Alan Berry and Ron Morehead, in the matter of these recordings. Indeed I look forward to working with them again, in the Bigfoot field, in the future.”
— Peter Byrne, Director, The Bigfoot Research Project
To this day, there is still a debate over the authenticity of the tape recordings; however, many audio and human and animal linguistics specialists admit to the recordings’ uncannily realistic nature.
I see a lot of posts about bucket lists and goals…I’ve always been an odd one out in these areas. You can imagine the challenges for me in the workplace and in raising a family…hell, Life for that matter.
I don’t really have a bucket list. I never have. I don’t want one. It makes me too anxious. Planning and goals are negatives for me. They make me feel trapped. I don’t know if there is a phobia named for this weird thinking/fear. Maybe a stray vein of claustrophobia…or agoraphobia.
I am the opposite of competitive. Games don’t matter to me. Neither do power plays or politics or bureaucracies. Rules, fences, boundaries…not really considered the right way to go to my temperament…which is fueled by fringes/margins/rebellions.
I do have daily things I like to get done, though. Reading projects. (Reading is not entertainment for me.) A feeling of productivity is good, and creativity, but only in small doses for me.
Having a big mountain to climb is not my thing. I don’t care about summits. I like journeys. Impromptu things found “along the way”. I use my blogs to write at least 1000 words a day on any number of topics. Sometimes it’s fiction; other times poetry; and sometimes it’s just essay work or miscellany. This keeps me sane.
The blogs are my “daily journals” my “morning pages” (ref. Julia Cameron’s The Artist’s Way).
Links to my other blogs are here:
Welcome to the Starving Writers’ Club!
WELCOME to our new blog: “The Starving Writers’ Club”! We love this new site! AND we know you will, too! There is a writer in you and we want to help that writer grow.
The Starving Writers’ Club is a writerly advice and inspiration blog where we keep things light & humorous; but still very informative, up-to-date, and always encouraging. We will cover things like writing technique and craft; artsy-fartsy-ness topics; quotes; how-tos; writing samples from classic writers; and maybe even from you and your neighbor! Why not?
Word of the Week:
“Vapors”: In archaic usage, the vapors is a reference to the treatment of certain mental or physical states, such as hysteria, mania, clinical depression, bipolar disorder, lightheadedness, fainting (from publisher rejections), flush, withdrawal syndrome (because no one wants to celebrate your supreme talent), mood swings, etc. where a sufferer lost mental focus. The term was often applied to the melodramatic behavior of women in centuries past who felt light-headed or “faint”. (parentheses, ours).
‘Don’t let “the vapors” take you down! You ARE a FABULOUS writer. So, get up, dust off your pearls, grab that tumbler of “ambition-on-the-rocks” and kick some ass, Baby!’
So come see us and follow us at: https://thestarvingwritersclub.wordpress.com/
Friends, please don’t forget that I am honored to be publishing the first book by Sanguine Woods Publishing(sm) on my blog @ Haint-Blue Shudders (link below).
I don’t like hype. And so I don’t spin it or any other BS. THIS IS A GREAT BOOK. Rare ghost story reprints (you have not read these I’ll bet, I haven’t) and a few new stories written in the old-fashioned ghost story vein.
The Greatest Ghost Stories Ever Told is a celebration of the places where the Gothic tradition has overlapped with a creative and unique intellect (writers like Le Fanu and Richard Hichens come to mind, and Blackwood and Machen), driven to write about the things that haunt us in the darker hours.
Edited, compiled and Introduced by blogger, writer, and Denver-based poet, Sanguine Woods. Each month, a new story will be published on the blog. (STORY 1 IS ALREADY OUT THERE! HAVE YOU READ IT?) (Link below)
In late 2017 (if the creek don’t rise) the full ebook (with some new material not published on the blog, and perhaps a surprise or two for supporters of the blog publishing event each month) will be made available; and then, if all goes as planned, in the first half of 2018, Sanguine Woods Publishing(sm)* will publish its first trade paperback edition of The Greatest Ghost Stories Ever Told.
I know Sanguine plans to give 100% of the book’s proceeds to charity and is working on that as we speak. In fact if you have a charity in mind and would share it with us, that would be cool. We want to touch not just readers and lovers of horror and good literature, but also human beings. Because it’s the right thing to do.
Please read Story 1** and comment, share, support this very cool effort. We are doing it for you. And for the ghostly tradition in literature. Cheers!
*Sanguine Woods Publishing(sm) will publish its first ebook: The Greatest Ghost Stories Ever Told, ed. by Sanguine Woods in late 2017, with a trade paperback to follow in 2018: please follow this effort and support us as you can here:
**Read the first story in the new anthology here, where the book will continue to be published, story by story: