“Levitation” By Joseph Payne Brennan (Narrated By Jeffrey LeBlanc)

Another hypnotic horror tale from the writer who terrified Stephen King!-JL

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Children of Horror,

A werewolf recalls his hair-raising experiences in a diary. A man catches up with his dead friend under a pavilion. And, a backyard holds a gruesome secret for those who enter, as we fly back to another hypnotic tale with Joseph Payne Brennan.

Joseph Payne Brennan was a writer and poet of fantasy and horror fiction. Brennan published between four and five hundred short stories, two novellas, and thousands of poems.  His stories appeared in over 200 anthologies and have been translated into German, French, Dutch, Italian and Spanish.

As a horror writer, Brennan wrote horror stories for Weird Tales in 1952. He began publishing his own magazine Macabre, which ran from 1957 to 1976. Several of his short story collections focus on a John Silence and Carnacki–styled occult detective named Lucius Leffing.

This is the horror master that terrified Stephen King. Stephen has called Brennan “a master of the unashamed horror tale”.

“Levitation ” was a short story written by Joseph Payne Brennan and published in 1958 for Arkham House’s “Nine Horrors and a Dream” . Our horrific story focuses on a hypnotist’s last performance at Morgan’s Wonder Carnival.

Can our hypnotist bring the magic one more time? Or is the man just full of hot air?–JL

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