“The Prayer” (1911)

Creators

Violet Hunt (writer).

Extent

Read in 2017.

Categorization

Todorovian uncanny horror.

Subject

A young wife prays that her husband, pronounced dead, should return. So he does.

Commentary

The prose is a little unsteady, with one trailing ellipsis too many, but the narrative is remarkably bold to rehumanize the man.

References here: “Cool Air” (1928).

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