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October 27, 2021 4:52 PM   Subscribe

From the Projects page: The Worst House On The Internet by missjenny, Ha-Ha-Haunted House... of Comedy by under_petticoat_rule, and two short horror/gothic stories by Countess Elena.
posted by mpark (6 comments total) 14 users marked this as a favorite
I don’t check out Projects nearly enough.
posted by ChurchHatesTucker at 5:28 PM on October 27, 2021 [3 favorites]

I rang the bell at The Worst House On The Internet and got a doll that has been chewed on by a dog. I hesitated to claim it but my curiosity got the better of me. I kind of regret it.
posted by Kriesa at 6:52 PM on October 27, 2021 [4 favorites]

These are great fun! I've already passed them on for Halloween Fun. Thanks for checking out Projects for me! (which I rarely do, along with Music. I should change that.)
posted by hippybear at 7:37 PM on October 27, 2021 [1 favorite]

I am only haunted by the favorites I haven't looked at yet.
posted by parmanparman at 11:07 PM on October 27, 2021

I'm reading Countess Elena' 'The Invocation of Miss Helen Demmler'. first off I love the title, use of the first name Helen sets the tone for the narrators subject matter.

"he’d seen his baby pictures on Facebook, back in the day"
this is rather prescient. hope you don't mind a rewrite quote he had seen his baby pictures on meta, back in the day. unquote

"Murder victims made unreliable Guardians,"

love this line hell I'd love to steal it. it's true other than some comedy movie I can't think of too many films and I haven't read enough books that portrays this. In a building where someone has been murdered, knowledge of that does what it does. I think it's quite accurate as if the spirit of the murder victim would most likely manifest rage or some sort of confusing spiritual feedback loop.
nice work. visceral.
posted by clavdivs at 9:22 PM on October 28, 2021 [1 favorite]

Little Lady of the Way by Countess Elena was incredible!
posted by Rora at 7:25 PM on October 29, 2021 [1 favorite]

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