I grabbed the mic for 15 minutes tonight to read a few more tales from The Thing at the Foot of the Bed. It occurred to me that this book was a bit like going back to the elementary school you attended and noting how much smaller everything is compared to your memory.
Thats what this book is like- I thought it was scary as a kid, and now I special order this book, and most of the stories are either dumb or just silly, not all that scary.
At least one listener also had a memory of this book:
For me, this old book still has a special spot in my memory cells, so tonight I read a few samples. That is, after reading maybe the best little line from the opening:
What did one little ghost say to the other little ghost?
Do you believe in people?
I just love that. Can’t explain why.
Stories read included:
- Here We Go in which a farmer’s family tries to deal with a troublesome “boggart“, a sort of mischief making poltergeist.
- Talk in which a tough guy meets a talking skull.
- The Thing at the Foot of the Bed the title story in which someone sees something while taking that dare to sleep in a haunted house.
More sometime soon!
The post "Scary Stories from Strawberry #3" was originally scraped from the bottom of the pickel barrel at CogDogBlog (http://cogdogblog.com/2011/03/scary-stories-strawberry-3/) on March 19, 2011.