Welcome to Girl, Goodnightmares where we help you sleep in melanated peace with a spooky twist. Tonight, we will be reading “The Queen of Spades” a short story written by Alexander Pushkin in 1834.
The Queen of spades is the story of a Russian officer of German descent name Hermann who learns of an old woman that knows secrets about winning at the card game faro. He begins a relationship with Lizaveta to gain access to the old woman who is not willing to reveal her secrets. The old woman dies and visits Hermann in his dreams to tell him the winning cards. On his last bet, Hermann is terrified to discover that he won slightly more than he bargained for.