A strong winter storm has finished dispensing seasonal color to those of us in New England. I've documented the snow, ice, and wind at Flickr.
But as the longest night of the year draws nigh, how best to respond? In a Gothic fashion, of course. We should contemplate the wendigo, classic winter horror deity, or Ithaqua. Steven Kaye draws our attention to the classic Conrad Aiken story "Silent Snow, Secret Snow" (1934). The text doesn't seem to be on the web, but there's the library, and the excellent Night Gallery version (two YouTube parts: 1, 2). Any suggestions for wintry Gothic, for snowy horror?
Coming up next week: Christmas and ghost stories, a fine English tradition.