The Place Of The Shoggoths

Rated 3.50/5 based on 4 reviews
"They caroused on the foliage, and fumbled in the dark; they formed a grotesque army, and the vanguard crossed the park..."

Shoggoths roam and shudder in this short Lovecraftian poem. More
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Words: 490
Language: English
ISBN: 9781301047369
About Michael Carter





I'm a writer of mainly horror, science-fiction and fantasy stories, and live with my wife and cats in County Durham, England. When I'm not being a full-time registered carer, I enjoy writing, reading, watching films and TV, drinking good beer with good friends, and collecting rejection letters.

My horror/fantasy story "Lach Nach N'Gai, With Salad" is to appear in the anthology, "OUR WORLD OF HORROR", soon to be published by Eldritch Press. Other stories [and occasional poem] have been published in small press magazines and e-zines including, "The Colored Lens", "Cthulhu Cultus", "Dark Legacy", "Dread", "Pop Fiction", "The Domain", "The Ancient Track", "Blue Silver Dementia"; "Frightnet", "Nightscapes", "Dark Portal", "Magnetic Fiction" "alt.ghoststories.", "Writers Dungeon", and "Raise The Dead".

My many influences include H.P.Lovecraft, Stephen King, Clark Ashton Smith, Thomas Ligotti, Angela Carter, Sue Townsend and many more.

Of the stories here, UNCONTAINABLE is the most recently written while HUNTING COMP, OBLIVIOUS and CONS go back to the mid 1990's.

Thanks to all who have downloaded, read or reviewed my stories. Like most writers [some don't give a hoot], any feedback is very important to me, and I appreciate every review.

Comments, queries, or correspondence can be sent off to or on Twitter @mickcarter78


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Review by: MoratGurgeh on Oct. 09, 2013 :
A whimsical Lovecraftian poem. What's not to like? :)
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Review by: Rob Wilkins on May 02, 2013 :
I'm only just getting into Lovecraft myself, and have yet to really encounter much of what he's best known for, as I'm making my way through his work chronologically and he hadn't started off down that path entirely yet.

The ending feels somewhat like a Lovecraft piece, though, with its open ending and its sense of dread. Like the author, I'm not big into poetry, but also like him, I spent my teenage years producing some quite pretentious and entirely embarrassing crap that I look back on with a certain shiver of discomfort. I suspect none of mine would stand up as well as this one.

I think I would have liked it better written as a short tale, even in flash form; but for what it is, I applaud the author's work. It's certainly better than anything I managed in the same span.
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Review by: Walter Lazo on April 29, 2013 :
I love poetry that has nothing to do with love. This one is a nice, creepy little gem meant more for those familiar with the Cthulhu myth. Still, it is very strong in its own right and may introduce newbies to the great works of H.P. Lovecraft.
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Review by: Jonathan Antony Strickland on April 25, 2013 :
A good short Lovecraftian poem about creatures called Shoggoths slithering and creeping about. As poems go it was done well (though i prefered "Twas the night before christmas (when the aleins appeared" by the same author), with a Lovecraftian ending as the narrator hopes the monsters don't break thorugh. This short piece will no doubt appeal more to the Lovecraft fanbase.

Still worth a quick read but if you are a lovecraft fan then you can probably add another one or even two stars to the score.
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