Saturday, October 15, 2011

The New England Horror Tradition

Here's a little horror story set in the Miskatonic River Valley- a family became lost in a maize maze and turned out to be a mere 25 feet from an exit. The funny thing about this incident is that it takes place in Lovecraft Country, and it echoes the plot of a Lovecraft collaboration, but the Lovecraft story it is reminiscent of is not set in Lovecraft Country.

Somehow, though, I think the Old Gent would be pleased...

11 comments:

vacuumslayer said...

That...family...doesn't sound too...bright.

ifthethunderdontgetya™³²®© said...

Did you see Thers' last post?

(corn field related)
~

Aunt Snow said...

bizarre story. I get saddened by how many nasty comments there are at the news site. I mean, yeah, it's foolish, but some people are just being nasty.

Laura said...

This story is exactly why I don't do corn mazes.
I'd need a backpack with plenty of food and beverages if I was going to undertake such an .. umm.... undertaking. :)

And I agree with Aunt Snow. It wasn't the brightest thing to do with a newborn baby but some people take criticism to a whole new level.
Live and learn people. Live and learn. We ALL screw up-they'll be more careful with their kids from here on in. :)

((Hugs))
Laura

Righteous Bubba said...

I'm all for the criticism. "Always turn right or always turn left: pick one" is not a hard rule to grasp.

Substance McGravitas said...

That Bubba person is a real jerk.

Smut Clyde said...

Borges was emphatic about turning to the *left*, in both "The Garden of Forking Paths" or "Dead in His Labyrinth".
People today, don't they read any more?

Smut Clyde said...

Borges also informs us that the ideal labyrinth "has no stairways to climb, nor doors to force, nor unending galleries to wear one down, nor walls to block one's way."

Laura said...

OMG! I hate October! You're too damn busy. Doesn't work know that you have a blog to maintain?
Sheesh!

((Hugs))
Laura

Big Bad Bald Bastard said...

That...family...doesn't sound too...bright.

Slack-jawed yokels, no doubt!

(corn field related)

What isn't?

I mean, yeah, it's foolish, but some people are just being nasty.

I didn't read any of the comments- I've learned from past experience!

It wasn't the brightest thing to do with a newborn baby but some people take criticism to a whole new level.

Next time, they'll take the baby skydiving.

"Always turn right or always turn left: pick one" is not a hard rule to grasp.

Is that how you escaped from the maze-like dungeons of the House of Substance?

That Bubba person is a real jerk.

That's no reason to do him in!

Borges was emphatic about turning to the *left*, in both "The Garden of Forking Paths" or "Dead in His Labyrinth".

Typical socialist South American!

Borges also informs us that the ideal labyrinth "has no stairways to climb, nor doors to force, nor unending galleries to wear one down, nor walls to block one's way."

Obviously, he was complying with the Argentines with Disabilities act.

Big Bad Bald Bastard said...

You're too damn busy. Doesn't work know that you have a blog to maintain?
Sheesh!


I was just about to put up a post about work!