ARTICLE: “Past and Future: Esoteric and Exoteric Philosophy in Weird Fiction”

As with everything else, the philosophy behind dark, weird, and horrific fiction has evolved over time. This philosophical evolution of horror fiction arguably began in earnest with Edgar Allan Poe—though Poe also nurtured a sense of romantic love, which conquers, as well as defeats, his harshest poetry, e.g. “Alone.” Bleaker still, and more callous in… Continue reading ARTICLE: “Past and Future: Esoteric and Exoteric Philosophy in Weird Fiction”

STORY: ‘Escape from Psych Class’ by Shaun Lawton

Prelude Our professor regarded us from under a wiry shock of blond hair. He gripped a clipboard in his right hand, to which were attached his notes for this lecture. His voice, though a little raspy, was underlined with a fair amount of conviction. It held most of the classroom spellbound, though I suspected at… Continue reading STORY: ‘Escape from Psych Class’ by Shaun Lawton