So ... what's up? You're frightened? Of what?
Okay, what was the poem in the magazine called? THE TELL-TALE HEART?
Probably not a good story to read just before going to bed.
The narrator, in first person, describes to the reader a murder he is going to commit on a man with an "evil eye", all the while insisting he is perfectly sane. After the murder, he dismembers the body and hides it under the floorboards. He swears he can hear the victim's heart beating.
Oh, sorry. Of course there's no body under the floorboards of the house you live in.
Edgar Allan Poe was born in 1809 and was best known for his short stories and poetry, often mysteries and the macabre.
He enlisted in the army in 1827 and this is when his career as a writer began, although he made little money. He was the first author to try to make a living from his work of prose and poems.
In 1836 he married his 13 year old cousin, Virginia.
In January of 1845 he published one of his most famous poems, "The Raven." You've probably heard of it; it became an instant success.
Although Poe died at the early age of 40, his work has appeared, and will continue to appear, in books and on film and television.
Now go to sleep.