The Death of H.P. Lovecraft

Avatar Author: Garsecg A very strange man whose strangeness is only partially due to Asperger's Syndrome. He is an English major and now a grad student, in case you couldn't tell, fighting a constant struggle to set aside some little time for ... Read Bio

Until this moment I never believed that there was any shadow of reality behind the mythology I created for my work. Letter writers inquiring about the history of the Necronomicon are inevitably disappointed to find that I invented it entirely out of my own head. The “Mythos” is simply a tool that I used in my quest to escape the bonds of time and space we must endure in a deterministic universe.

But I have always been plagued by uncannily vivid nightmares, many of which have inspired my stories. Since the death of my dear friend Bob Howard they have steadily grown in intensity. And now I stand before the alien shore that I beheld in the worst of those dreams.

Am I simply going mad, as my father before me? Yet even my most vivid dreams never bore this awful stamp of reality. It would seem that after striving for many years to transcend time and space in art, I have done so in life. And I feel a certain exultation mixed with mortal terror as I behold the vast and terrible form rising from the waters.

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  1. Avatar Dee Kyoo

    The constant good flow and the strong imagery are things that stand out the most for me in your story.

    Powerful, structured scenes, played out in a variety of ideas and concept.
    Overall, it was not only enjoyable to read, but also easy to the eye.

  2. Avatar Petros

    Simply as good a capture of the feel and language of Lovecraft as one could imagine. Very well done…

  3. Avatar ElshaHawk (LoA)

    nicely done! Trumps mine, for sure. :) A background, an event, and the looming danger all here, and all wonderfully worded. All in all in awe. :P say that 3 times fast…

  4. Avatar cthulhuburger

    How could I not read a story entitled ‘The Death of H.P. Lovecraft’? Well done, as well. I like the historical details and the way you mimic Lovecraft’s writing style.

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