“THE DAMNED THING” BY AMBROSE BIERCE (Classic Horror Fiction!) #WeirdDarkness


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Sep 18 2020 62 mins   191
“THE DAMNED THING” BY AMBROSE BIERCE (Classic Horror Fiction!) #WeirdDarkness

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IN THIS EPISODE: It’s #CreepypastaThursday and this week I have two stories to share. Evelyn Berstrand has crafted an amazing tale about a grandchild finding out something incredibly disturbing about a deceased grandparent with the story “My Grandmother Left Behind Some Really Dark Secrets”. But first up, I’m reaching back to 1893 for a classic tale of horror written by an American Civil War soldier, wit and writer, Ambrose Bierce. The story, “The Damned Thing” first appeared in the magazine “Town Topics” on December 7th in 1893… a magazine, interestingly enough, not known for horror at all, but more for art, music, and society.


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EPISODE: “Haunted Cemeteries and Forgotten Graveyards”: https://weirddarkness.com/archives/7358
EPISODE: “Mysterious Humanoids Existed With People Millenniums Ago”: https://weirddarkness.com/archives/7441
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TRANSCRIPT FOR THIS EPISODE…
Find a full or partial transcript at the bottom of this blog post: https://weirddarkness.com/archives/7453

STORY AND MUSIC CREDITS/SOURCES…
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“The Damned Thing” by Ambrose Bierce: https://tinyurl.com/y6amz952
“My Grandmother Left Behind Some Really Dark Secrets” by Evelyn Bertrand: https://tinyurl.com/yy8gx627
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