The Cthulhu Mythos is still Not Real.

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This is a follow up on several different posts, I have written about H.P. Lovecraft. It was triggered by Blogger Bear’s post, Check your sources. I want to thank him because since I don’t usually frequent right wing conspiracy blogs (unless they are talking about UFOs then I am all over that), I probably wouldn’t have known about it if it wasn’t for him.

He was referencing the concretive Blog The New Jovian Thunderbolt.

The NJT talks about a raid in 1928 of a Massachusetts port town by the US government. How jackbooted federals attacked the city and unconscionably held the townsfolk prisoners. The of course compare it to actions of the modern government in Waco. The thing is that the raid was fictitious. As phony as the Nerconomicon itself.


The raid took place in the short story The Shadow Over Innsmouth, has the government attacking a colony…

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Cthulhu Lite, is All Right

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You know there are times where you crave the monsters and deities of The Cthulhu Mythos but you just don‘t want the blackness and utter horror that is inherent in the genre, what do you do? Well now you can find mythos stories with less or none of that despair that abounds in cosmic horror.

The overriding theme of Lovecraft and the Cthulhu Mythos is that you are helpless in a universe full of super-powerful entities that normally don’t care about you, but have no problem destroying you as an afterthought, if you get in their way. It can get kind of…dark. Cthulhu Lite a more humorous and upbeat subgenre of cosmic horror. A lot of HPL purists, often bemoan CL, as heresy, that it’s the antitheses of the writings of the Old Man from Providence. And though it might be opposite of his writings, Lovecraft did have a sense…

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Principals of Cosmicism (Lovecraftian Fiction)

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Cosmicism is the literary philosophy developed by H. P. Lovecraft. Lovecraft used the principles below as the foundation of his universe:

  • There is no recognizable divine presence, such as a god, in the universe
  • Humans are particularly insignificant in the larger scheme of intergalactic existence
  • The majority of undiscerning humanity are creatures with the relative significance of insects and plants, when compared to the universe.
  • The universe is so ancient that near everything is insignificant. Even the stars.
  • Often times characters come to the realization that they are powerless to change anything.

Following these principals, and with a little creativity, you too can create some cosmic horror!

For Lovecraftian inspiration you can find Lovecrafts complete works on Amazon.

I write horror myself. Read my work for free on Kindle Unlimited or Join my mailing list for a free ebook that’s not on Amazon. I will only email you when…

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Two More HP Lovecraft Micro Fiction Tales

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Cthulhu-Lovecraft-Sweater A cute girl in a Cthulhu sweater, I increase the odds you will read this, and they get free advertisement win win. 

Two years ago I was honorable mention for the HP Lovecraft Micro fiction writing contest. I thought my last year’s entreaties were even better than the original but I didn’t place. I think it was more because of the quality of the other submissions than because they weren’t as good as the first years.

This year I have been working with a team coming up with a micro fiction story a month. Here are two of the ones I like the most. Tell me what you think.  Can I improve them, Are they good, but not really Lovecraftian? I would love some feedback.


The Horror at Hooverville

By David Heath

Word count:  494

A cold February wind blew through the city of ramshackle tents. Where the poor…

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Press Release : Twice Upon An Apocalypse from Crystal Lake Publishing

Twice Upon An Apocalypse

Edited by Rachel Kenley & Scott T. Coudsward

These aren’t your mother’s fairy tales.Throughout history parents have told their children stories to help them sleep, to keep them entertained. But we’re pretty sure none of those parents had this in mind. These are the fairy tales that will give you and your children nightmares. From the darkest depths of Grimm and Anderson come the immortal mash-ups with the creations of HP Lovecraft.

The stories in Twice Upon an Apocalypse will scare and delight “Children” of all ages!

Twice Upon an Apocalypse is one of the most refreshingly inventive, entertaining, thoughtful (and thought-provoking), not to mention unnerving anthologies I’ve read in years.”Gary A. Braunbeck

Watch the latest episode of Beneath the Lake videocast, with host Todd Keisling interviewing TWICE UPON AN APOCALYPSE contributors, Armand Rosamilia and Bracken MacLeod:



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Back for More: Ten Dead Sci-Fi

I’m not one for wanting to meet authors. I’m that type of person that sees people going gaga over getting signed copies and think “Er…okay? What’s the big deal?” (Other than maybe at some point they might be worth something.) So this Top Ten Tuesday topic (brought to you via Broke and Bookish) was a […]

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Book Review: The Lovecraft Compendium by HP Lovecraft


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Author: HP Lovecraft

Genre: Classics, Horror, Science Fiction

Publisher: Arcturus Publishing

Format: Paperback

Pages: 204

Rating: 4/5 stars

Synopsis (Goodreads):

Regarded by many as a masterpiece, The Call of Cthulhu is among H.P. Lovecraft’s most famous works. Recounting the mystery of the cult of Cthulhu, it conjures up a dark and fascinating world.

The Cthulhu Mythos has since become a study of its own for those who have delighted in Lovecraft’s writing, captivated by the weird horror and dark fantasy of which he was a master. In addition to The Call of Cthulhu, this collection of stories also includes others that made either direct or indirect reference to Cthulhu: Dagon, The Dunwich Horror, The Whisperer in Darkness, and The Haunter of the Dark.


I received this collection of HP Lovecraft short stories that have to do with the myth of Cthulhu for my birthday this…

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Horror Tropes in Alien

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I have said this before, to me Ridley Scott’s 1979 classic Alien is much more a horror movie set in space, than scary science fiction show or even an example of the  subgenre of horror/sci-fi. Today I am going to demonstrate that by going over the horror tropes used in the movie.

What is a trope, you ask? I am glad you asked, a trope is a metaphor used to explain something. In storytelling it is a building block of a story. Plots are the overarching narrative of a story, a trope is the nuts and bolts of the story. Examples are, he damsel in destress, the comedy relief, or the evil empire. Like all genres horror has its own set of specialized tropes.

Whenever I see a movie I rush home and look it up in the awesome website TV Tropes (formally TV Tropes and Idioms). I love that…

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