In honor of Lovecraft’s 125th birthday, his hometown newspaper is holding a contest to see who can spin a yarn like Lovecraft. With a 1,500 word limit, entrants were to write a Lovecraftian tale mimicking the style of the horror great.
Over 200 entries were received from around the world, and 13 were selected as finalists. They’re all online now, including my own entry, “What Lurks Among the Ruins”. I’ll post my story in its entirety here, after the contest, and probably on Wattpad as well.
So head over to the Providence Journal’s website and enjoy some imitation Lovecraft! And if you’ve a mind to leave a few comments on your favorites, that’d be just dandy.
You can read my own entry here.