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 and … Continue reading Short Story Review: “The Recurring Smash” by Rudyard Kipling

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“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” he … Continue reading “The Vampyre” by Rudyard Kipling