Story Title: The Highwayman
Author: Alfred Noyes
The tragic tale of a Highwayman who is in love with an inn keeper's daughter.
"And the blood of her veins in the moonlight throbbed to her love's refrain"
Technically this is a poem but it's a longer story poem. I think it still counts as a short story. I was struck by a mood to read this in it's entirety for the first time. I've read and heard excerpts of it several times, but I have never read the whole thing. Luckily The Highwayman is one of those poems that is easily found on the internet. Shiny! I have to say that this poem is awesome. It's incredibly depressing and poignant, but definitely awesome. I love the rhythms and the imagery. The Highwayman is completely worth reading.