Friday, October 06, 2017

The Black Church -- An Attempt at Lovecraftian Horror

As a 15-tear-old, I was pleased as peaches with the discovery of HP Lovecraft and his wordy world of weirdness.

Fortunately, a downtown bookstore carried the various Ballantine anthologies then being released, including the two-part Tales of the Cthulhu Mythos.
Being an easily influenced teen raised on Poe, I immediately set off to imitate.

As you can tell from this unfinished bit of business hailing from 1973, I was giving sincere flattery to Robert Bloch and Lovecraft with "The Black Church."

This quest for a story was inspired by the tryptic formed by Bloch's "The Shambler from the Stars," HPL's "The Haunter of the Dark," and Bloch's answering "The Shadow from the Steeple."

Typically, there's an idea but no conflict-resolution.

 Still ... as you can tell, my heart's in the right place ... probably a jar on Robert Bloch's desk!

See you on Monday for more spooky nonsense.

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