Captain Hook’s Hand and Other Delightful DIY Halloween Props

Captain Hook’s Hand and Other Delightful DIY Halloween Props

The Hand of Captain Hook Prop by Dave Lowe

With the fortuitous proximity of tomorrow’s International Talk Like a Pirate Day to Halloween, we’ve spent the last week indulging in an embarrassment of piratey goodness, from sea-faring makeup tutorials to dark tales of evil under the waves. Today’s last post brings us a bit of DIY in honor of ITLAPD – this fabulous “Hand of Captain James Hook” by Dave Lowe. Easily created with a Halloween…

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Spooky Stories: “The Derelict” by William Hope Hodgson

Spooky Stories: “The Derelict” by William Hope Hodgson

Spooky Stories  - The Derelict

“It’s the material,” said the old ship’s doctor — “the material plus the conditions — and, maybe,” he added slowly, “a third factor — yes, a third factor; but there, there ——” He broke off his half-meditative sentence and began to charge his pipe.

“Go on, doctor,” we said encouragingly, and with more than a little expectancy. We were in the smoke-room of the Sand-a-lea, running across the North…

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