Update: Now it’s here! Read our latest Captivating story, titled “Casting the Runes,” by M.R. James
A classic horror story of demonic curses and diabolical deaths!
Or read our horror chat stories, including “The Willows.” by Algernon Blackwood. And look for the upcoming text and narration of the creepy horror story “Ligeia,” by Edgar Allan Poe. These are but two of the fine scary thrillers adapted to chat-story format by Captivated Chat!
Preview the following excerpt from “The Willows,” by Algernon Blackwood, a true master of the ghost story:
If we can hold out through the night, we may get off in the daylight unnoticed, or rather, undiscovered.
But you really think a sacrifice would —
Wait! The gong-like humming just came down very close over our heads as you spoke. Hush! They’re nearby!
You’re right about one thing, and that is that we’re wiser not to talk about it, or even to think about it, because what one thinks finds expression in words, and what one says, happens.
Also note: Captivated Chat offers creepy theme music and allows you to hear the text read aloud for many of our scariest tales! Try playing the theme music as you read or listen to “The Willows.”