Saturday, October 27, 2012

Ghoulies and Another Halloween Story


From Ghoulies and Ghosties, Long-Leggitie Beasties . . . 
(Part 33)

And you – ”     

(Continued tomorrow.)

And my commentary . . .

Here it comes.  The payoff, the climax, the explanation of exactly what's going on here!   We're almost there.

Which is why, right on the brink of revelation, I pause.  As Tom Stoppard put it, "There is an art to the building up of suspense."

You can read all of the story to date here.

And speaking of storytelling . . .

There really ought to be a holiday for storytellers.  And there is -- Halloween!  Charles Dickens owns Christmas.  Groundhog Day has one movie and that's pretty much it.  But Halloween is an occasion to bring out Hwthorne, Bradbury, King, Angela Carter, James  . . . oh, far, far too many writers to name!  

So I hope I won't be accused of modesty when I acknowledge that I'm not the only writer working the free-story-for-a-worthy cause grift.  Over at Audible, they're giving away a free download of Click-Clack the Rattlebag, written and read by Neil Gaiman.  But only now through Halloween, so you'll have to hurry.

What makes this particularly cool is that for every free download, Audible will give a dollar to education charity DonorsChoose.  They're prepared to give away up to one hundred thousand dollars, which I think is an eminently doable number. 

I just can't find a downside to this arrangement.

You can get the audio download here.


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