For the month of October, we’ll be serving up a series of spooky tales for you in keeping with the season and the pending celebration of Halloween. Our first offering comes from William Wymark Jacobs, who mainly wrote humorous stories involving sailors and seaside towns. Jacobs also occasionally tried his hand at tales of the supernatural, and wound up creating one of the best short stories of the horror genre, one that has stood the test of time since its publication in 1902.
“The Monkey’s Paw” (1902) by W.W. Jacobs
The musical accompaniment for the show is provided through the kind generosity of Incompetech.com.