The Rising Tentacle
A blog about books, horror, Lovecraft and The Rising Tentacle
A Fear of the Dark is part I of The Rising Tentacle, a three-part story of unimaginable horror, with funny bits! It introduces Harold Peter Leftcroft, an inhabitant of the town of Mingsport. It has been published in this blog, piece by piece for your entertainment – start reading here
Transatlantic Terror, Part II of The Rising Tentacle, continues the tale and is now being published monthly on this very blog!.
RP has pretentions of becoming a writer. He initially put pen to paper a few years ago but found he needed to actualy move the pen about on the page to actualy obtain output. Armed with this knowledge he progressed, little by little. Poetry eased the savage beast. He then got rid of the savage beast because it howled at night, made a mess in the garden and the neighbours were begining to get annoyed. He moved on to writing short stories and was drawn to Horror as a genre by his love of HP Lovecraft’s stories. His appetite whetted, he progressed on to a longer work, breaking it down into bite-sized chunks. He decided to inject a missing ingredient – humour. Inspirations came from various sources; daily observations and Carry On Screaming to name but two. The result is ‘The Rising Tentacle’.