'The Boy Who Followed Lovecraft'
by Marc Laidlaw"
by Jordan S. Bassior
This is a genuine horror story, set in Providence, Rhode Island, in the fall of 1929, about Douglas, an imaginative and intellectual boy who becomes fascinated by the works of H. P. Lovecraft. When Douglas learns that Lovecraft lives in the same town, Douglas decides to seek him out. And thus a meeting fateful to the boy's life ensues ...
This is very much a Lovecraft story, both structurally and in the sense that Lovecraft himself is a major character. The final revelation, in true Lovecraftian form, does not materialize until the very last sentence, literally the very last word of the story. Let me just say that the main character is personally very much like Lovecraft, save for one small detail; that the Lovecraft of the tale is drawn directly from the real Lovecraft, and that the relationship between these two facts makes the outcome inexorable.
I cannot get more specific without spoiling the surprise. No, really I can't. And I don't want to.
I strongly urge anyone with any interest whatsoever in Lovecraft, the Mythos, horror fiction, or simply the human condition to read the story here. Then come back and post your replies to this entry. I would dearly love to discuss this work, which I think will become a genuine classic of Lovecraftian fiction.