Spooky stories, drabbles and poems, hauntings and headstones

Seanchai Library is at Scare Me Silly 2016, October 16th - see below
Seanchai Library is at Scare Me Silly 2016, October 16th – see below

It’s time to kick-off a week of story-telling in voice, brought to our virtual lives by the staff and volunteers at the Seanchai Library. As always, all times SLT, and events are held at the Library’s Second Life home at Bradley University, unless otherwise indicated.

Sunday, October 16th

13:00: Spooky Stories at Scare Me Silly

As guests of Kultivate Magazine, Seanchai Library and friends presents an hour of thrilling tales in the festival haunted House: Hana Hoo presents an original tale, Things That Go Bump in the Night; Vortran Torvalar presents Ray Bradbury’s The Coffin; Derry McMahon, Aoife Lorefield, & Caledonia Skytower present Edgar Allan Poe’s The Tell Tale Heart; R. Crap Mariner adds Haunted One Hundred Words Stories to the mixture!

15:00: Stories at the Park

Join Caledonia Skytower, Trolley Trollop, and R. Crap Mariner for an hour of original short stories & poetry inspired by the current Art at the Park exhibition at Holly Kai Park. Just climb the steps from the landing point and just us at the Storyteller’s garden, surrounded by the art displays.

Holly Kai Park: Stories at the Park, October 2016
Holly Kai Park: Stories at the Park, October 2016

Monday October 17th, 19:00: A Spectre is Haunting Texas

Gyro Muggins concludes Fritz Leiber’s 1969 novel telling of a world in which Texas had secretly run the United States from 1845 through until the Third World War, after which the former state conquered the entire North American continent.spectre

Of it was never given out to the general public in the states, who never had no brains or guts nohow & flustered easy, that this assumption of leadership was annexation–but it was always known to the Speaker of the House & the senators who counted in Washington that secretest treaty Texas was boss…With the coming of the 3rd World War & the atomization of Washington, New York, San Francisco & so forth, secrecy became unnecessary.

Now, Scully Christopher Crockett La Cruz an actor, fortune seeker and adventurer from the isolated orbital technocratic democracies of Circumluna & the Bubbles Congeries, has arrived in what he believes to be Canada. He’s come to reclaim family mining interests, but finds Canada is now N. Texas, ruled over by primitive, backslapping, bigger than life anti-intellectual “good ol’ boys” convinced of their own moral superiority.

Tuesday October 18th, 19:00: More Madness and Other Tales

S.E. Schlosser is the author of the popular “Spooky Series”, illustrated by Paul G. Hoffman, focusing on spooky tales and lore from around the United States. Join Trolley Trollop as she delves into a rich vein of tales to suit the season.

Wednesday October 19th, 19:00: The Witch’s Headstone

Nobody Owens, known to his friends as Bod, is a normal boy. He would be completely normal if he didn’t live in a sprawling graveyard, being raised and educated by ghosts, with a solitary guardian who belongs to neither the world of the living nor of the dead. His story forms the focus of Neil Gaiman’s The Graveyard Book, from which this particular tale is lifted to form a short story in its own right.

Thursday, October 20th

19:00 Ghostly Suspense

With Shandon Loring in Second Life and Kitely (Check Kitely event announcements for specific grid location).

21:00 Seanchai Late Night

More spooky tales with Shandon Loring.

Please check with the Seanchai Library SL’s blog for updates and for additions or changes to the week’s schedule.

The featured charity for September-October is Alex’s Lemonade Stand Foundation (ALSF), a childhood cancer foundation dedicated to raising funds for research into new treatments and cures for all children battling cancer.

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