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Miette has been podcasting the best of world literature's short fiction since March 2005, when she was just a pup.

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  1. Trevor
    Trevor March 14, 2007 at 5:43 am |

    I know what you mean about the hairs on your neck. It’s so beautifully written, the terror doesn’t hit you until the very end.
    Why, ‘The Riddle’, I wonder?

  2. Robert
    Robert June 21, 2008 at 10:07 pm |

    So _that’s_ what all the hairs on my neck are for (unsightliness being taken for granted). I’m sure that you’re familiar with all the longer stories too, but, if not, _Seaton’s Aunt_ would seem to be a later variation on this. You quite properly prefer shorter stories, but if you like the frightly kind, and especially those of this variety, I wonder whether you might like to read one by Robert Aickman. I’d particularly recommend _The School Friend_ or _The Inner Room_.

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