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Title: PseudoPod 593: The Woman in the Hill
Post by: Bdoomed on May 07, 2018, 06:31:05 PM
PseudoPod 593: The Woman in the Hill (http://pseudopod.org/2018/05/05/pseudopod-593-the-woman-in-the-hill/)

by Tamsyn Muir (http://pseudopod.org/people/tamsyn-muir/)
Narrated by A.J. Fitzwater (http://pseudopod.org/people/a-j-fitzwater/)
Hosted by Alasdair Stuart (http://pseudopod.org/people/alasdair-stuart/)

Show Notes

I grew up a few kilometres away from Waikopua Creek in what is today known as Whitford, and consider the New Zealand bushlands and rural existence very evocative of Lovecraftian horror: beautiful, but also isolating and impenetrable. “The Woman In The Hill” takes place in the landscape of Whitford and Turanga, in a time when that isolation would have been much more pronounced than it is today. For the sake of accuracy, the original New Zealand language and spelling has been maintained in this letter.

The Woman in the Hill was originally printed in Dreams from the Witch House and reprinted in The Best Horror of the Year: Volume Eight.



Dear Dorothy,

This is the last time I intend ever to write to you. Though you may take this letter as a freak or crank, I ask that you reconsider how likely it is that I would write such madness—that is, unless I knew it were the truth. In my need to convince you I will lay out the events using only fact—what I saw with my own eyes and have subsequently acted upon based on rational belief—and at the last, pray to God you believe me.





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Title: Re: PseudoPod 593: The Woman in the Hill
Post by: Katzentatzen on May 10, 2018, 10:30:49 PM
I agree with Alasdair, some lines like "I never left" made my hair stand up.


Title: Re: PseudoPod 593: The Woman in the Hill
Post by: Michael W. Cho on June 13, 2018, 10:49:34 AM
I agree with Alasdair, some lines like "I never left" made my hair stand up.
Definitely the best line!