“The Song of Sighs” (2013) by Angela Slatter — Deep Cuts in a Lovecraftian Vein

I am hidden, but lovely, O ye daughters of darkness, as the dreams of Great Old Ones as the drowned houses of R’lyeth —Angela Slatter, “The Song of Sighs” in Weirder Shadows Over Innsmouth 169 The pathos of “The Shadow over Innsmouth” is that the nameless narrator does not know who he is. What should be […]Continue reading ““The Song of Sighs” (2013) by Angela Slatter — Deep Cuts in a Lovecraftian Vein”

The Party of Astrologers (Novel Excerpt)

This is the third excerpt from my upcoming novel tentatively titled “Elder Rites” which was begun on November 1st, 2020 for National Novel Writing Month and is intended to be the first volume of an as yet unnamed dark fantasy series set in a world of myth and magic which now finds itself on theContinue reading “The Party of Astrologers (Novel Excerpt)”

The Thing in the Sewers (Novel Excerpt)

This is the second excerpt from my upcoming novel tentatively titled “Elder Rites” which was begun on November 1st, 2020 for National Novel Writing Month and is intended to be the first volume of an as yet unnamed dark fantasy series set in a world of myth and magic which now finds itself on theContinue reading “The Thing in the Sewers (Novel Excerpt)”

The Puppeteer (Novel Excerpt)

This is an excerpt from my upcoming novel tentatively titled “Elder Rites”. It was begun on November 1st, 2020 for National Novel Writing Month and is intended to be the first volume of an as yet unnamed dark fantasy series based in a world of myth and magic which now finds itself on the brinkContinue reading “The Puppeteer (Novel Excerpt)”

Lovecraft Country, MLK, and BLM

This Monday we celebrate MLK Day. I was born just a little over three years after the assassination of Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr., but I remember my mother, a former civil rights activist, telling me stories about him and why he was so important, since before the age of six. I also recall when,Continue reading “Lovecraft Country, MLK, and BLM”

It Came Upon a Midnight Drear

Being a parody of “It Came Upon the Midnight Clear” by Edmund Sears It came upon a midnight drearThat doom of AlhazredFrom ancient vaults beneath the seaTo rise as from the dead:“Ph’nglui mglw’nafh CthulhuR’lyeh wgah’nagl fhtagn!“The world in frozen terror layTo hear the cry of Elder Things. Now through the cloven skies They come,With loathsomeContinue reading “It Came Upon a Midnight Drear”