Friday, September 28, 2012

The Yellow Sign

The Yellow Sign, by Robert W. Chambers, was published in 1895 in a book of short stories called The King in Yellow. Wikipedia notes its influence and describes the book this way:
The stories could be categorized as early horror fiction or Victorian Gothic fiction, but the work also touches on mythology, fantasy, mystery, science fiction and romance.
This particular story can be read online here. It opens with this:
Let the red dawn surmise
What we shall do,
When this blue starlight dies
And all is through.
It's a macabre piece.

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