The Mortician’s Gift

Hypnodrome finalIt’s time for the annual repost of the true story of my Halloween visit to the Westgate Gallery in New Orleans.  The story originally appeared in Morbid Curiosity magazine, then was reprinted in Morbid Curiosity Cures the Blues. (I still have some paperback copies of that book to sell, if you’re interested. Use the Contact Me form above.)

The video comes from the crossover event that Morbid Curiosity’s contributors did with members of the Thrillpeddlers, San Francisco’s fabulous long-running Grand Guignol cabaret troupe.

If you’re amused by this story, it’s worth going to my MorbidLoren youtube channel and checking out the other readings from that night.

About Loren Rhoads

I'm the author of 199 Cemeteries to See Before You Die and Wish You Were Here: Adventures in Cemetery Travel, as well as a space opera trilogy. I'm also co-author of a series about a succubus and her angel. In addition to blogging at, I blog about my morbid life at
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2 Responses to The Mortician’s Gift

  1. Oh, I enjoyed your reading very much! So good to see/hear you in person. I may have to check out the other videos.

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