Thursday, June 21, 2012

Short Story: Invitation

Lovecraft eZine's issue 15 is up, and so is my story, "Invitation." It's free to read online. I also got story art (yay!), created by Leslie Herzfeld. Thank you, Leslie. :)

This story was originally developed from a vignette that I'd written years ago. Just something weird involving a hand and chess pieces. But since vignette's are harder sales, thought I'd steal the premise and turn it into a Lovecraftian horror. Tentacles not included. For me, I have a preference to write Lovecraftian horrors without the Lovecraft mythos; unspeakable horrors are simply more fun when you create them yourself. And I've had a few ideas about continuing with the the Hand that reaches out from beyond this dimension.

Anyway, you're invited to read "Invitation," and leave a comment if you feel so inclined. Enjoy!--or be spooked. 


  1. That was spooky. Very spooky. I was NOT expecting that last line.

    It's one of those stories that I just know is going to be with me for a long time and cause me to think about life. It was very, very good.

  2. Glad you liked the artwork! Yours was a great piece to illustrate... and I agree with you about the tentacles...

  3. Enjoyed it, spooked by it, rated it, and left a comment. =]