Author’s Notes: “The Old Dark House” is a narrative poem that I had co-authored in collaboration and direct coordination with my colleagues and dear friends, Anne-Lise Andresen and Liam McDaid. (This poem was completed on September 7, 2016.) The fictional-fantasy story behind this particular poem speaks for itself. It follows the same fantasy-horror theme genre similar to the narrative poem that all three of us collaborated on last month: “The Demon’s Shrill Cry of Dread and Horror.” I guess that you, the reader, can consider both of these poems as early contributions from all three of us for Halloween (or All Hallows’ Eve) 2016, which is nearly now upon us. This write, like our last one from August, delves into the “psychology of the mind” when its confronted at the subconscious-level by the true force of evil and bad intentions from Lucifer. This is also in line with the historical and biblical role traditionally that has been attributed to Lucifer as the “ultimate tempter of mankind.” In a fantasy-metaphysical-ethereal sense, we likened “The Old Dark House” to an “evil dream” at the subconscious-level which can be easily conjured by the innocent and uninformed (in this case principally children) as the month of October approaches with the advent of All Hallows’ Eve on October 31. I know that Anne-Lise, Liam, and I think that you shall find this particular theme and narrative story to be of interest. I know also that all three of us were quite pleased with how the final version of our narrative poem turned out here. And so, “Happy Halloween” from Anne-Lise, Liam, and me! (And Remember: “Dare not to be one of the innocent and uninformed who conjureth The Old Dark House in your dreams.” “If so, the Demons of Hell shall come for your very soul!”) (Gary Bateman – September 9, 2016) (Narrative)
A Special Note for Arthur Vaso: “The Brothers and Sister Grimm have struck again!!” BOO!! BOO!!
Categories: dark, dream, evil, fantasy, god, metaphor, and symbolism.