On a Winter's Eve

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No one knew where they came from - a parallel world, another dimension, the Abyss? They had preyed on the inhabitants of a remote area for decades, sometimes wiping out entire families, their numbers seeming augmented each time they returned, which was always during the coldest winter storms. But when they came this time - they picked the wrong cabin... More

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About Chris L. Adams

Chris hails from Dayton, Ohio circa Spring, 1969.

At about age six his family moved to Virginia. After only 2 years the countryside beckoned and his family moved to a horse farm in rural West Virginia where his parents yet reside.

The farm afforded plenty of opportunity to enjoy the great outdoors. As an adolescent he played Tarzan in the trees, and Huck Finn on the Bluestone River which surrounds his folks’ 80+ acre farm.

In the wilds of the farm and surrounds he scaled cliffs, learned to shoot and ride horses and played ‘war’ with his friends where they utilized an arsenal of BB guns to heat up each others derrieres to howls of laughter and cries of pain and wrath.

Growing up without the benefit of cable and satellite he developed a love of reading early on. After devouring many of the classics of both ancient and modern literature he settled into his favorite niche of pulp authors upon discovering authors as H.P. Lovecraft, Robert E. Howard, Edmond Hamilton, Clark Ashton Smith, A. Merritt and of course Edgar Rice Burroughs.

An avid hobbyist, he is a guitarist, having been in an out of many bands since the late 80s. Besides reading, writing and dabbling in guitar he also enjoys collecting historic militaria of mostly the WW2 era.

Chris has been employed with ABB Inc. since 1992. Currently he is a Senior Systems Engineer in IS.

Chris resides in Southern West Virginia with his wife and two children.

PS: to contact Chris directly, please email to: TheDoubleShadow@Yahoo.com, and he'll be in touch.

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James Hold reviewed on May 18, 2018

One tends not to think of HPL and REH in the same sentence but the two did carry on an extensive correspondence and REH did write some creepy enuf tales when he could find a market for them. This story adequately adopts that Lovecraft-with-muscle style while hanging on to certain mannerisms exclusive to the master.
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Gilbert M. Stack reviewed on April 25, 2018

This short story is flat out creepy. In it Adams consciously adopts the style of the pulp writers of the 1930s and 1940s and is so successful that you wouldn’t be surprised to learn this was a lost work of H.P. Lovecraft. The tension builds slowly as the other-worldly threat first makes itself known and then begins its haunting attacks on a family living far from civilization in wooded, snow-covered mountain lands. Since the story is told from a first person perspective years after the event, you know the narrator is going to survive, but it doesn’t feel that way as the danger mounts and the body count expands. This one will linger with you and give you second thoughts about looking out the window to watch the snow.
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