Name that scary story for young adults
December 11, 2006 2:05 PM   Subscribe

I'm looking for a young adult collection of ghost/scary stories I read in middle school (1980s). It was illustrated by Edward Gorey and contained a story about a young girl who discovers a creature of some sort living in a quarry near her home. She becomes obsessed/infatuated with the thing and frequently visits it. I remember strong sexual undertones in this story.

I'm looking for the collection itself but would also be interested in knowing the title of that story in particular.
posted by anonymous78 to Media & Arts (3 answers total) 1 user marked this as a favorite
Best answer: I would search here; they have a complete Gorey bibliography. One bibliography for works he authored, one for works where he was just illustrator/contributor.
posted by LobsterMitten at 2:10 PM on December 11, 2006

Was it Bram Stoker's "The Squaw" in this collection?
posted by mattbucher at 2:22 PM on December 11, 2006

Response by poster: Thank you LobsterMitten. Ironically, I found the collection through the image gallery on that site - I remembered the cover. The book was Monster Festival edited by Eric Protter. I think the story was "Brenda" by Margaret St. Clair (although mattbucher, "The Squaw" is in this collection so I'll have to check it out as well.) Thanks!
posted by anonymous78 at 3:20 PM on December 11, 2006

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