The Big Toe
What is this. WHAT IS THIS ?! The first threads of this jump-scare-style-story are, I shit you not:” A boy was excavating at the edge of the garden when he saw a big toe. He tried to select it up, “but its” stuck on something .” WHAT SMALL CHILD IN THEIR RIGHT MIND TRIES TO PULL A HUMAN BODY PART OUT OF THE GROUND ?! Oh, but don’t worry. His father is apparently also totally not a psychopath because she responds to this behavior by saying ” It looks nice and plump. I’ll put it in the soup, and we’ll have it for supper .” And dear old-fashioned daddy carves it into three portions. FOR THEM TO EAT. This whole family is VOLUNTARILY engaging in cannibalism! Forget the rest of the legend( wherein the toe’s posthumous owned comes looking for its missing fleck) because that’s the creepy division right there. Case closed.
A New Horse
This one starts off quite innocuous, various kinds of fun in fact. Two farmhands are chatting about how one of them is frequently being turned into a pony at night by a witch, where it was rides him all across the countryside. The other one shows he’ll take the guy’s place to see if it’s true. It IS genuine and he discovers himself at the witch’s mercy until he can remove the enchanted leash, becoming himself back into a horse. Ahh what supernatural hijinks! Until, you are familiar with, the farmhand diverts her into a pony, gets her shaped for horseshoes( apparently just to be a dick ?), and trades her to her husband in exchange for a better horse. This story — you are familiar with, the one in a children’s book? — ends with her husband lifting the restraint AND FINDING HIS WIFE WITH HORSESHOES NAILED TO HER HANDS AND FEET. THAT IS HORRIFYING. I READ THAT WHEN I WAS EIGHT YEARS OLD. No wonder I crushed it.
Girl goes married. Girl plays hide-and-seek. Girl disguises in stem. Girl is never acquired. Girl dies in stem. Moral of this history: don’t hide in a stem that they are able fastening from the outside, ya dingus.
Samuel Blunt is a butcher who slaughters his wife Eloise after a spat about money.( Comprehensible, right ?) Well, what’s an enterprising young man to do but grind her up into sausage flesh and sell my shares to innocent citizens? And THEN when his new produce is so successful, what ELSE is he supposed to do — NOT abduct puppies, kittens, and child development to resume clearing his sausage? This one has a weirdly eerie open ending and also one of “the worlds largest” disturb sketches which I shared above so I’m not the only one who has to think about it all day.
The White Satin Evening Gown
There’s not much to this story, but it sure constitutes you think twice about patronizing for vintage clothes. It’s a variation of an urban legend — sometimes the dress in question is for prom, other eras it’s a wedding dress — but the bottom line is a poor-ish young girl needs a beautiful dress for not a lot of money. She learns a gown being resold inexpensive, but her frugal-ness ends in tragedy when the embalming fluid cloth left on the dress’s information kills her. WHY is there embalming fluid on a beautiful dress, you ask? Oh, because the nightgown had been stolen from a corpse!( CHILDREN’S BOOK. CHILDREN’S. BOOK .)
” May I Carry Your Basket ?”
This is just. I can’t. It hardly even prepares as a floor, it’s more like the jogs of a loony off his meds. A guy asks to carry a woman’s basket, she concurs, oops her head’s in there, the pursue is afoot, the leader burns both of his legs and then the head/ body disappear. I cuss, that’s the whole thing.
Ted Martin and Sam Miller were good friends, in accordance with this tale. Starts off fine enough, right? Well GUESS AGAIN because Ted and Sam spot something crawl out of a turnip study and stand up. It disappears, reappears, lather cleanse echo until Sam chooses he’s going to touch it because Sam is a really smart gentleman. The occasion is wearing pitch-black throbs, a white-hot shirt, and pitch-black suspenders and looks just like a skeleton. When Sam touches it, the thing causes pursue, then vanishes again. Okay, so it’s over, right? WRONG AGAIN because Ted get very sick a year later and dies and Sam says he looks like the skeleton in his final periods. NOW it’s over. You can’t generate a kid such a striking, ghastly view of their own mortality! That kind of trauma causes … well, beings like me.