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Hi, I'm horror and science fiction author Steve Kozeniewski (pronounced: "causin' ooze key.") Welcome to my blog! You can also find me on Facebook, Twitter, Goodreads, and Amazon. You can e-mail me here, join my mailing list here, or request an e-autograph here. Free on this site you can listen to me recite one of my own short works, "The Thing Under the Bed."

Friday, October 31, 2014

The Raven (Performed by Steve Rimpici)

I had big plans (I'm not even making this up) to perform Poe's "The Raven" and post it for Halloween this year, because I think Halloween should be a time for telling scary stories in the traditional campfire style.  That's why last week I posted my own original "The Thing Under the Bed" and I intended to follow it up with "The Raven" today.

However, last night, as I was sitting down to do my recording, friend of the blog and narrator of BRAINEATER JONES Steve Rimpici posted his own version, in a '30s noir style.  It's so good I decided to put off my own meager efforts until next year, and just share it with you here.  Actually, when I was listening last night I saw a raven-shaped opening in the clouds.  But the picture, of course, just looks like my phone was broken, otherwise I would share it with you here and spook you out.

So, enjoy, "The Raven" as recited by Officer Weathers as performed by Steve Rimpici.  Make sure to turn the lights out, light a candle, and turn away from the screen and know...listen.


  1. You honor me, sir. (Check is in the mail.)

    1. I think the people are demanding a second (third?) collaboration. Let's talk BILLY and GHOUL...


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