A list of my King In Yellow (KIY) stories and poems

Last summer I was asked about the poems and short stories I’ve written that were inspired by Robert W. Chamber’s 1895 book of weird horror fiction, The King In Yellow, and came up with this list:

“Audience at Sunset” (poem, collaboration with Wilum Pugmire) in Spectral Realms

“Chamber of Shards” (poem) in Cyaegha

“In Her Hibernal Aspect” (story) in Cyaegha

“The Dying King” (story) in Cyaegha

“Caressa’s Song” (poem) in Spectral Realms

“The Cyprian’s Tale” (story) in Cyaegha

I expect to write more KIY pieces in the future. One of the things that fascinates me about Chamber’s King In Yellow Mythos is that it’s quite vague and undefined, which makes it wide open for endless variations and interpretations. It’s kind of a Rorschach test. You can make of it what you will.



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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