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The Monster She Wrote Podcast

Apr 5, 2022

Two words: Goth Byron

The narrator of Everil Worrell’s “The Canal” is a man who enjoys long walks at night on the edge of the city. Really, what could go wrong? As it turns out, a lot. Narrator Morton comes across a mysterious woman who is living on a half-sunken boat, on the far edge of a disused canal. He only speaks to her for a short while, but it is enough. Morton is enamored of this secretive beauty, and he agrees to do whatever it takes to be close to her. He will live to regret that decision, as he may have unwittingly unleashed an unspeakable evil upon the city. Listen to Worrell's story on Pseudopod. 

Recommended in this episode: Hulu's FRESH and Dorothy Quick’s “Strange Orchids” (Weird Tales 1937)

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Our social media is @MonsterWrote on Twitter and Instagram. Our email is This episode was produced and researched by Lisa and Mel. Theme music is “Misconception” by Nicolas Gasparini, used with permission.