Once upon a time I was weird.
Well... let me phrase that better. I love to read. Have always loved to read. As a teen, I would rather read than anything else. Losing myself in fantastic stories like Weird Tales was my escape (keep in mind.. I'm a girl and it was the late 70's early 80's... other girls loved Madonna and Duran Duran.... I knew what a D20 was for**) . In Weird Tales I found stories that tickled the dark corners of your brain...stories about Cthulu, Conan, and Shadowy Worlds. They chilled, they excited, they shocked, they frightened, and the cover art certainly provoked my mother!
Starting in 1923, the pulp magazine Weird Tales, published stories of fantasy, science fiction and horror from some of the strongest writers of the time.... HP Lovecraft, Robert E Howard and Theodore Sturgeon and Robert Bloch. My copies were all anthologies of the pulp magazine that I'd find in dusty old used book stores. In the dim light of my ancient pilfered lamp, I'd go to far off places and imaginary lands, or I'd get totally freaked out.
Weird Tales has been in and out of publication over the years, in 1988 it hit the newsstands again as a magazine, and has recently found new life online. I wonder how many other geeky teens are out there reading the stories found between the covers of Weird Tales.
Today, out of habit, I still dig through the boxes and bins in thrift stores and old book shops, searching for the lurid covers and excellent stories that you find in Weird Tales.
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**D20- A 20 sided die, used for rolling percentages in Dungeons and Dragons and other RPGs.