Friday, October 27, 2017

Poem: "Mephitos"

This sonnet was inspired by Robert E Howard’s story “The Black Stone,” in which a foolish visitor to a mid-European country imperiously decides to investigate the horrific rumors about a certain standing stone.  This sarsen is rumored to have been the site of human sacrifices and the unholy worship of evil entities.




Mephitos

Engirded on each side by liches robed
In tattered cerements, you stand alone.
Your soul is penetrated, your eyes probed
By theirs as you reel stumbling from the stone.
The tale of how you came here flees your mind,
As reason’s tatters creep and drool away,
Until appearance only stays behind —
Although the watchers fade before the day
No trace of your volition lies intact:
The others with the sunrise have arrived
But you are no more theirs, in simple fact.
Your mind knows not that it is now deprived.

     You visited the Black Stone, as your right,
          But you trespassed upon Walpurgis Night.


copyright © 2017 by Mark Alfred


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Wednesday, October 25, 2017

Can You Topps This?

More Topps monster cards.

 The Invisible Man appears to be doing a towel dance with his face, not his heinie.

 QUESTION: Just where does your tummy hurt, Junior?
ANSWER: You should know, Doc!  You put it there!

 Talk about a stranger in the mirror!
I only have to outrun you!

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Monday, October 23, 2017

A Halloween Story from Timberland Tales

This evil little tale of "pumpked" evil is from the October, 1981 National Lampoon.


See you back here on Wednesday for our next instalment of Blog-o-Ween.  But first, head on over to Spock’s Record Round-Up for musical fun during Spooky Spock-Tober!
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