Cooking for Cthulhu


I’m just over 30k into the manuscript for my next book. If you had to stick it on a shelf, it’s essentially horror. Although I’ve enjoyed the genre since childhood, I haven’t written much that I’d consider horror, as filling out tax forms doesn’t count as creative writing.

In the latter part of last year, I whipped up three short stories, a werewolf tale set in Detroit (“Missing”), a Key West/Robert the Doll freak out (“Live Big”), and a mondo-bizzarro Cthulhu tale (“The Pie Man”). My intention was to practice writing horror as well as First Person POV, two critical aspects of my second novel and both things that I haven’t had much experience with.

I have yet to find a home for my werewolf story, but “Live Big” will be published in Southern Haunts III in 2015, and “The Pie Man” debuted online last Sunday.

I find more enjoyment from writing after I have written something, as opposed to when I am busy bleeding onto my keyboard, but “The Pie Man” was an exception. I enjoyed every minute of planning and writing the piece. If you have the time (it’s roughly 3k words), I’d love for you to check it out and let me know what you think.

You can find “The Pie Man” over at Dark Fire Fiction (great people, BTW). Click here to be creeped out.

Photo Credit: SalaBoli via Compfight cc


27 thoughts on “Cooking for Cthulhu”

      1. Dude – it must be some pretty scary stuff, my work’s web filter won’t let me get at it. Censorship!!! Rise the banners, call in the Big Red J, what happen to my right to read (and check my fantasy hockey scores)?!!!! I’ll have to get at it from my phone and will definitely let you know what I think!

  1. Holy smokes. I just read “The Pie Man”. I KNEW there was a reason I didn’t like pie. Amazing job on the imagery and the story. Looking forward to reading more of your stories!

  2. Definitely apart of the “I enjoy my work more when I’m not banging my head against the keyboard trying to finish the damn thing…” club. I like my older work much better when I’m starting on a new project.

    1. Me too. I encountered the story of Robert on a Key West ghost tour. I have no interest in crossing him. In the story, a NY con man ends up trapped in a hotel room with Robert.

      Robert wins.

      So…I am hoping he is happy with my story.

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