Lovecraftian Horror fiction

I’ve been testing the waters in ebook land the past few weeks, having converted three of my Lovecraftian horror stories to Kindle editions.  Making the covers was great fun.  Formatting the stories for conversion to Kindle files was not fun, but I figured it out after several mishaps.  You can buy these stories for reading on your futuristic digital device for a mere 99 cents each.  They are:

“The Camber Horror”

For twenty years Steve and Kathy had lived in the same sagging old wood house along a seldom used highway that twisted endlessly through the coastal range of Western Oregon. Pine-covered mountains rose up either side of the isolated valley they shared with a few other families. The hills were always dark with shadows and seemed to hold secrets from outsiders. But now something weird was growing in the woods, and people were disappearing.

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“The Recluse”

“I always assumed that my extreme ugliness was the principal reason why I was kept secluded from the world. Such unprecedented physical repulsiveness demanded that only a few individuals whose lives were dedicated to my care and upbringing could be allowed to look upon my deformities. I accepted the logic of this without question, never suspecting that perhaps darker matters concerning familial degeneracy and certain violations of natural law might have played a greater part in my being kept eternally shut away in the labyrinthine halls and towers of the rotting old castle.”

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“The Crickets”

Night after night, Bill Kruger is alone, in a run down cabin in the hills of Western Oregon, trying to hang onto his sanity. Things have not been going well. First he lost his job when the lumber mill closed down. Then his girl friend Cassie left him. And now his buddy’s entire family has been murdered. On top of all that, he’s injured his ankle and can barely walk. Outside, in the darkness beyond his screen door, phantom shapes move about, menacing him. He’s just about had enough of them — whatever they are — and those damn crickets with their endless chirping. There’s a loaded shotgun standing in the corner and he may just have to use it.

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I’ll be creating more Kindle editions of my work, if my eye sight holds up.  Proofreading is very hard on the eyes, but then so are typos.


About David Barker

David Barker is the author of two works of weird horror fiction written in collaboration with W. H. Pugmire: The Revenant of Rebecca Pascal and In the Gulfs of Dream & Other Lovecraftian Tales (both books were published by the now defunct Dark Renaissance Books, but copies are still available from Dark Regions Press.) Barker and Pugmire also collaborated on a Lovecraftian horror novel, Witches In Dreamland, which will be published by Hippocampus Press, possibly in late 2017. Recently, his stories and poems have appeared in Fungi, Cyaegha, Spectral Realms, The Art Mephitic, The Audient Void, The Indiscriminate Mixture and on He has a short story in the weird fiction anthology, Nightmare's Realm, edited by S. T. Joshi and published in 2017 by Dark Regions Press. He also has published several works of horror and bizarro fiction as Kindle ebooks, including the bizarro zombie novel Dead Guys in Packards. Together with Jordan Hofer, David Barker has written two nonfiction books about UFOs and alien abduction: Little Gray Bastards (published in 2016 by Schiffer Publishing) and Unidentifiable Flying Objects (due in Fall 2017 from Schiffer.)
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