Short Story Review: “The Recurring Smash” by Rudyard Kipling

Title: “The Recurring Smash” Author: Rudyard Kipling Page: about 3 Source: Rudyard Kipling’s Tales of Horror & Fantasy, ed. Stephen Jones, with an introduction by Neil Gaiman. New York: Fall River Press, 2010. Synopsis: An unfortunate young man named Penhelder has a peculiar sort of curse, in that every third spring, with alarming regularity andContinue reading “Short Story Review: “The Recurring Smash” by Rudyard Kipling”

“The Vampyre” by Rudyard Kipling

I should say right up front that I don’t understand this poem. Because I can make so little sense of it, I don’t like it. I have read it and reread it, and broken it down logically and grammatically, and still have reached no satisfying conclusion on the natures of the narrator (a “fool” heContinue reading ““The Vampyre” by Rudyard Kipling”