It's been a while since we've done a writing exercise, but with Edgar Allan Poe's birthday approach- ing, it's time for another opportunity to demonstrate your inner Poe-ness. You'll find the previous Poe exercises in the archives on 1/19/11, 1/17/10 and 1/25/09.
300 words max, please. Send as a comment to this post or as an email. Deadline 1/15.