Posts Tagged lovecraft

The Ritual

This flash fiction eventually grew into my novel: The Light Within The cultist pulled a hood over my head blocking all light. I could hear the other members of the cult chanting in some guttural, gurgling language. The smell of whatever they were burning was making me nauseous. They began to chant the same sound over and […]

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A Child of Innsmouth

#picturefiction #flashfiction “Mother, I believe the child is going to come today,” Prudence said. She levered herself up from the wooden chair and waddled across the kitchen to her mother. She grasped her mother’s hand and placed it on her distended abdomen. Her mother’s bulging eyes widened as she felt the rapid movements beneath the […]

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I, Shoggoth

#picturefiction #flashfiction   I joined the Army to defend my country. After the terror attacks I raced to my recruiter, signed the forms and then worked my way through boot camp to earn my way here: a godforsaken desert filled with rocks, sand and stinging bugs. What was I thinking? Sarge directed us to leapfrog […]

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Deep One Rising

#picturefiction #flashfiction The surf pounded in the distance as Jenna and Bill crested the hill. A low mist obscured the boundary between sky and Earth. The day was chilly but that  would ensure they were alone for a romantic walk on the beach. A shape, indistinct in the mist and spray, surfaced and began to move […]

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Beneath the Mine

Doctor Marshall Carter walks down the unfamiliar tunnel. The walls are roughly hewn through rock and dirt; the floor flattened by generations of feet. He can sense the angle increasing; the tunnel is heading downward. From the gloom ahead he sees a pair of upright wooden beams, each as thick as his leg holding up […]

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