Cthulhu In Portland Cement, Fixed On The Page

For about ten years now I’ve been quietly thinking about writing an experimental Lovecraftian novel.  Around a year ago I began making notes and drafting short prose bits towards this project.  Until today, it’s been pretty much a secret, but the stars are aligned, and the monster rears it’s unfathomable head.  I’m picturing it as a work of unapologetically experimental fiction with broken slabs of concrete poetry embedded here & there, much like my as-yet-unpublished novel from the mid 1960s, Wraethrom.  I’ll use some of the same narrative techniques and  characters as in my comic surreal novel, Death At The Flea Circus (Bottle of Smoke Press, 2011.)  Not much commercial potential, but I can’t resist.  Below is a small piece of the puzzle for you to ponder.  I almost forgot: the title of this book-in-progress is Luvkrapht.  As in “H. P. Lovecraft,” but with a hippie flavor.  It reeks of patchouli and sweat.  The story is set in Long Beach, California, circa 1967.  Be Ye not afraid, Flower Children.  He is coming to the cities with his equipment and his entourage, and they flock to him in mindless frenzy. [Edit:  Damn — I see there’s a already World of Warcraft character named “LuvKrapht”  — I’ll have to change it to something similar but unique.]



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 Shoggoth.net. 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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