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The Witch #2020

The Witch A terrifying short story from Shirley Jackson the master of the macabre tale Shirley Jackson s chilling tales of creeping unease and random cruelty have the power to unsettle and terrify unlike any o

  • Title: The Witch
  • Author: Shirley Jackson
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  • Page: 164
  • Format: Kindle Edition
  • The Witch By Shirley Jackson, A terrifying short story from Shirley Jackson, the master of the macabre tale Shirley Jackson s chilling tales of creeping unease and random cruelty have the power to unsettle and terrify unlike any other When her story The Lottery was first published in The New Yorker in 1948, readers were so horrified they sent her hate mail It became known as one of the greatest shoA terrifying short story from Shirley Jackson, the master of the macabre tale.Shirley Jackson s chilling tales of creeping unease and random cruelty have the power to unsettle and terrify unlike any other When her story The Lottery was first published in The New Yorker in 1948, readers were so horrified they sent her hate mail It became known as one of the greatest short stories ever written Have you read her yet Shirley Jackson s stories are among the most terrifying ever written Donna Tartt An amazing writer if you haven t read any of her short stories you have missed out on something marvellous Neil Gaiman Her stories are stunning, timeless as relevant and terrifying now as when they were first published The Lottery is so much an icon in the history of the American short story that one could argue it has moved from the canon of American twentieth century fiction directly into the American psyche, our collective unconscious A M Homes Shirley Jackson was born in California in 1916 When her short story The Lottery was first published in The New Yorker in 1948, readers were so horrified they sent her hate mail it has since become one of the greatest American stories of all time Her first novel, The Road Through the Wall, was published in the same year and was followed by five Hangsaman, The Bird s Nest, The Sundial, The Haunting of Hill House and We Have Always Lived in the Castle, widely seen as her masterpiece Shirley Jackson died in her sleep at the age of 48.

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    1 thought on “The Witch

    1. The I think about The Witch , the I am terrified.A boy of four is travelling with his mother and baby sister in the coach of a train He keeps looking outside the window and describes whatever he sees to his mother His mother is engrossed in reading a book.He feels ill at will whenever other passengers try to be nice to him After a while he tells his Mom that he has just seen a witch outside the window, an ugly witch His mother knows that her son s imagination is running stray.The train stops a [...]

    2. Never let your child speak to a stranger on the train.This was a good macabre in the time it was written short story.

    3. This one was unsettling due to vivid imagery and the casualness of the old man and the boy discussing the old man s sister However, if you think of it as a fairy tale then it s not so bad Fairy tales are just gruesome nightmares wearing pretty dresses, but we accept them without problem The question is, was the old man just kidding around, exploring his and the little boy s imagination Or was what he had been saying really true

    4. Another creepy tale from Shirley Jackson This time a bored child gets a story from a gentleman as they ride a train Does the man tell the truth Or, is he snatching the attention of a bored child Maybe Maybe not.

    5. Nope.The word witch conjures up a specific visual in my New England bred soul.This story is about a wacko kid meeting an older, wacko train passenger.Nope.

    6. zimomriavky Toto je presne ten pr beh, ktor v s don ti vystra i sam ho seba m viacej prem ate a to budete , t m v mi ste zastra en.

    7. Ridiculously short to be sold separately it s about 7 pages long and too slight to be truly creepy, despite Jackson s always pleasing prose.

    8. Not worth the moneyI could have written this and claimed it was a modern classic A modern classic, it is not Avoid, not worth the 99p.

    9. Whew, she does a lot in even a small space like this A family of three on a train and a stranger comes and tells them something That s it But

    10. A child with an overactive imagination meets a man on the train with a much sinister imagination Great novella.

    11. This story was genuinely scary I was taken by surprise Jackson s characteristic eerie writing style is back full force, and she sets a scene here which is both familiarly realistic and bone chillingly haunting

    12. The Witch by Shirley Jackson was a delightful short story which I thought was grand at demonstrating how we as a culture assume the best in people.I shall forever now not speak to strangers on trains.

    13. This story gets creepier the longer you think about it Shirley Jackson s writing style never ceases to remain frustratingly satisfying.

    14. ReviewA short story with enough of a turn to make an otherwise innocent narrative a little disconcerting Good for a quick twist.

    15. A very short story about a small boy encountering a disturbing stranger while travelling with his mother and sister that will creep you out and haunt your thoughts long after you read it.

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