A reading of this most famous horror story. I had to split it into two parts because it's longer than ten minutes. Part 2 is here http://youtu.be/tH0czhBc-BI
If you think you hear children's voices in the background, then you are right. They are playing blind-man's buff, which I explained to them is good training for life in which we are often in the dark, both physically and metaphorically, and a good way to occupy their time while locked in the coal shed.
You might think that there is not enough time for you to make a name for yourself in literature. Even if you're 70 years old, be encouraged by the thought that however little time is left to you, then Poe, Byron, Keats and Shelley probably had less.
It makes no difference to the fact you will eventually join them, though. In fact you probably have a few molecules that used to belong to each of them kicking around in your body somewhere, and that's more than you get in a homeopathic remedy for what ails you.
If you poured a bottle of Bud into the ocean with all its molecules tagged and let it mix evenly with all the water in the world, then every Bud or glass of water or cuppy tea you drank after that would have two tagged molecules. My science teacher taught me that. Of course, he was full of bullshit but I thought I'd pass it on anyway. By the way it was my daughter who invented the expression 'cuppy tea'.
Illustration for "The Tell-Tale Heart" was by Harry Clarke, 1919