The second half of our title for the second section of ELLSA, Mystery, refers to a quality of writing that makes the reader uncertain about the outcome of events, and perhaps even uneasy. When the emotional effect of mystery crosses over into a progressive build-up of uneasiness or tension, this effect is more commonly referred to as suspense. Suspense frequently occurs as the reader tries to anticipate the resolution of a story's central conflict.In choosing the second half of our title, we wanted to be somewhat poetic, but more importantly, we are paying special tribute to the American master of Mood and Mystery, Edgar Allen Poe, whose story, The Cask of Amontillado, and other masterpieces appeared in his classic anthology Tales of Mystery and Imagination.
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