Children of Lovecraft Country
Brian M. Sammons, editor
Children of Lovecraft Country: Six stories of growing up in Arkham, Kingsport, Dunwich and Innsmouth - Edited by Brian Sammons & Oscar Rios
- Ghosts & Monsters (Kingsport) by Peter Rawlik—Donald Sutton has a secret: his imaginary friend Simon isn’t imaginary at all. Simon is just one of many ghosts haunting Kingsport that Donald is somehow able to see. When the ghosts of Kingsport begin vanishing from their haunts, Donald discovers them trapped in the most unusual places. When Simon himself vanishes, Donald must work to free him, and accept help from a frightening source, with terrifying consequences.
- Dreams of Dunwich (Dunwich) by Glynn Owen Barrass—A child of farming stock, Gordon Brewster lives a simple life, though life in Dunwich is often very far from simple. Darkness hangs over the decaying hamlet, spreading its insidious tentacles towards every soul in the vicinity… especially the innocent. Gordon has witnessed some of the worst terrors Dunwich has to offer, seen friends kidnapped and lost forever. If only those Dunwich Horrors were truly over. If only the nightmares that plagued him weren’t the harbingers of further doom.
- Witchlights (Dunwich) by Christine Morgan—Down in the woods, down in the hollow, pale and eerie lights appear. Nothing to worry about, Dunwichers say. Nothing to fear… Fireflies… Marsh gas... Foxfire... That’s all. But, if there’s nothing to fear, why do people warn their children to stay away? Why do those who ignore such warnings sometimes go missing? Little Gerdie Pope may only be ten, but she is determined to find out.
- Luck be With You (Arkham) by Brian M. Sammons—Edward Derby is not your average 12-year-old boy. Inquisitive and wise beyond his tender years, he started reading shorty after walking, has mastered Latin, and notices things others don’t (or choose to ignore). When he notices someone scribbling strange symbols across Arkham in places where soon after a mysterious death occurs, his curiosity is piqued. To prevent more such deaths Edward reluctantly takes it upon his slim shoulders to solve this mystery.
- George Weedon and The Mystery of Emily Keane (Arkham) by Lee Clark Zumpe—According to authorities, little Emily Keane fell down a well one autumn afternoon, never to be seen again. On the fifth anniversary of her disappearance, George Weedon and a ragtag group of plucky Arkham kids try to find out what really happened to the girl.
- Blood and the Deep Blue Sea (Innsmouth) by Oscar Rios——Alice Sanders has a lot of questions in her life, mostly about the father she never got to meet. These are all questions her family just won’t answer until she’s “older”. Time moves slowly for a thirteen year old girl who’s in a hurry to grow up until one chaotic and bloody evening in Innsmouth, everything suddenly changes.
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