Cthulu Halloween Extravaganza

Saturday, October 25, 2008 0:12 | Filed in Fiction/Writing, Memes

Myself and Chartroose have cooked up Jack And Chartroose’s H. P. Lovecraft Short Story Challenge, more or less by accident.

The basic premise is that you have to rewrite one of H. P. Lovecraft’s short stories and publish it on your blog. For Halloween, so you’ve got just under a week. And on the bright side, now I now what books I’m reading next — I have three volumes of Lovecraft to look through before deciding which story I’ll go for. For those of you who don’t already own some, you can find many of the texts on something called Dagon Bytes, which I’m presuming is perfectly legit, since according to Wikipedia:

…all works of Lovecraft published during his lifetime, became public domain in all 27 European Union countries on 1 January, 2008.Wikipedia: HP Lovecraft; Intellectual Property

So in that sense, we’ve picked a good year for it…

Well, what are you waiting for? If you want to take part, tell either of us (or both of us), and we’ll compile a list or something of the eventual entries. I don’t care whether you want to write in a Lovecraftian style, or something entirely different. Just write a story based on one of HPL’s ones.

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2 Comments to Cthulu Halloween Extravaganza

  1. Care says:

    October 25th, 2008 at 1:54 pm

    Thanks for the link to the Lovecraft stories! I’m looking forward to reading YOURS and CHARs stories and maybe, just maybe, I’ll attempt something as well.

  2. Della says:

    November 4th, 2012 at 9:40 am

    That’s a sharp way of thniikng about it.

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