Satanic Story Time – Episode 39 – “August Heat” with Special Guest Christopher D. Little
The Devil’s Tuning Fork: For this installment of The Devil’s Tuning Fork, we have the following tracks for your listening pleasure: “White Heat, Red Hot” from Judas Priest’s Stained Class album, “Advent” from Opeth’s second studio album, Morningrise, “Fire” from The Crazy World of Arthur Brown’s self-titled album, and “Hot Rockin” from Judas Priest’s eighth album, Point of Entry.
The Devil’s Workshop: “August Heat” was written by W.F. Harvey and published by J.M. Dent in 1910. It originally appeared in Midnight House and Other Tales. It’s about two men, unknown to each other, whose glimpses of the other’s possible future suggest that one of them will be murdered and the other will be the murderer. It is often referred to as a ghost story (it appears in The Folio Society’s Book of Ghost Stories, for example, and in Edward Gorey’s ghost story collection The Haunted Looking Glass) even though no ghosts feature.
The Devil is in the Details: I recently sat down with Christopher D. Little and had the opportunity to interview him on such topics as Satanism, hobbies, profession, favorite foods, pets, favorite places to visit, and the featured story, “August Heat”.
- Citizen Aaron Mantle