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#127: Storytime Edition: Guy de Maupassant's THE HORLA

Happy Holidays, everyone! As a holiday present to all of you, I decided to bust out another Storytime Edition of the Horrible Imaginings Podcast. And what says "merry" better than manic visions of an invisible and highly-evolved starman sent to enslave our will and replace the human race? Well, this is a horror podcast, after all!

guy de maupassant

The French author Guy de Maupassant has not maintained the household name status in literature that is enjoyed by the likes of Edgar Allan Poe, Nathaniel Hawthorne, or even HP Lovecraft, but that is unfortunate because the mad darkness of his tales from the late 1800s are intriguing, and even ahead of their time. As with Poe, Guy de Maupassant wrestled with his own demons, and it is likely that the result of those conflicts can be read in his writing. On this eve of Christmas, I'd like to introduce you all to what could arguably be called his sci-fi horror story, The Horla!