Saturday, March 17, 2012

The October Game

Have you ever read Ray Bradbury's The October Game? It won't take you long to read, but it may take a while to forget. This story is very short, but very disturbing. It is Halloween, and the Wilder family is having a party. But the Wilders aren't your happiest family: Louise never wanted children, but Mich wanted a son. What they get is Marion, a quiet daughter who resembles her mother. Mich and Louise are not on speaking terms with each other, and only want to hurt each other. In a horrifying twist, a fun Halloween game played in a dark basement becomes much too real for comfort.

1 comment:

  1. I just read this after your recommendation. It is short -- but you will remember the ending!