"Season of the Rat" by Hunter Madsen

"Season of the Rat"


Describing what attracted him, Edgar Allen Poe summarized: "much of the beautiful, much of the wanton, much of the bizarre, something of the terrible and not a little of that which might have excited disgust."

For what it's worth, I can relate, to a degree, with Poe's  sensibility. What his biographer Justin Kaplan said, unflatteringly, about Mark Twain could also, I suppose, be said of me, in that I am "a man with an extremely dark imagination and a low threshold of annoyance" - a type a bit too well evolved, if it comes down to it, for our civilization's approaching season of the rat.

TITLE - "Season of the Rat"
WHERE - Halloween figures found as placed on a neighbour's lawn, Port Moody, B.C. (2014)