Category Archives: cthulhu

From small acorns…

The English language in its never ending colonial expansionism co-opted many years ago. A word that was originally Turkish, though it had deeper roots in Persian and Arabic. Like so many words of other languages who’s vowels my mother tongue … Continue reading

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Writing the Lexicromicon

Over the course of the last four years I have somewhat inadvertently written a non-fiction book. This was a somewhat alarming thing to discover as it was never really my intention. I’m a writer of fiction god-damn-it. I don’t write … Continue reading

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The Evil Clergyman : TCL 65

Old tentacle hugger had more than his fair share of strange dream by anybody’s standards. It was often these dreams that inspired aspect of his stories and occasionally there entirety. This story however is unique among the collected works because … Continue reading

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The Thing On The Doorstep : TCL 64

It is true that I have sent six bullets through the head of my best friend, and yet I hope to shew by this statement that I am not his murderer. At first I shall be called a madman—madder than … Continue reading

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The Shadow over Innsmouth / TCL #61

While many of Lovecraft’s stories were published in periodical magazines like Weird Tales in his lifetime, only one was ever published as a book, even then the whole print run was only 200 copies each priced at a dollar. It … Continue reading

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At The Mountains Of Madness :TCL #60

Its fair to say that of all Lovecraft’s stories Call of Cthulhu has had the greatest cultural impact in the zeitgeist, but in terms of over all impact and inspiration At The Mountains of Madness probably tips the scales. Of … Continue reading

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The Whisperer In Darkness: TCL #59

Its been a while since I wrote about Lovecraft, my original plan to read and blog every Lovercraft story in a year is somewhat behind schedule as I started it way back in January 2017. But there are still plenty … Continue reading

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A look back at Indie April

Last month as you may be aware I threw the doors of the passing place wide open to a series of guest posts from indie writers of all kith and kin. The brief i gave them all was simple, write … Continue reading

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Ibid : TCL #58

Parody is an art form. The product of wit and witticism, portrayed with poe-faced sincerity. The true parody, while it often extends its subject matter from a simple premise out towards the increasingly ridiculous, does so with slow methodical steps … Continue reading

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The Dunwich Horror: TCL #57

Its been a while… Eons have past… Dark eons full of strange dreams… Well about six months at any rate, for all of which ‘The Dunwich Horror’ has been sat in my to blog list after I read it back … Continue reading

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