I'm planning to remain what passes around here for 'sober' until Christmas Eve but that might prove a little tricky so I'll get my rotten "HAPPY CHRISTMAS to all our members, readers, friends and helpless victims" out of the way now.
Hope all your dreams come true ...
... and thank you for existing.
From the first, I set myself against "literature"; the story was the thing, and no amount of style could persuade me to select a story that lacked genuine, unadulterated horror. For those who wanted something high-brow there was plenty. - Christine Campbell Thomson
Just re-read WHERE THEIR FIRE IS NOT QUENCHED by May Sinclair after many years. It is extremely powerful, a truly poignant Hell where she can't escape, even through Death, her one life's regret... The return to the Paris hotel reminded me of the circumstances of Princess Diana's death, the revolving door... and of what the story itself says: that the future affects the past.
Post by The Lurker In The Shadows on Dec 24, 2007 14:54:21 GMT
Merry Christmas to one and all! Hope Santa (or Satan) is good to you all.
There is the touch on the shoulder that comes when you are walking quickly homewards in the dark hours, full of anticipation of the warm room and bright fire, and when you pull up, startled, what face or no-face do you see?
Was it just me, or was Dr. Who dreadful? I'm going to wash the taste of disappointment away by watching FROM BEYOND THE GRAVE in about an hour (one of the Xmas gifts Mrs S gave me).
Maybe it was just you. I enjoyed Dr Who. It was on just as we were tucking into roast goose. My housemate did ask why all space ships contain a chasm with an enormous drop. But we all know (surely) that this is an essential of space ship design. Suggesting that a space ship could work without this necessary feature is almost as ridiculous as suggesting that women could survive on the moon without purple wigs!
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