These Black Winged Ones
By W. H. Pugmire, Pete Rawlik, illustrated by Luke Spooner
The setting for These Black Winged Ones is found in Section II of Lovecraft's "The Call of Cthulhu," which is entitled "The Tale of Inspector Legrasse."
"All denied a part in the ritual murders, and averred that the killing had been done by Black Winged Ones which had come to them from their immemorial meeting-place in the haunted wood."
Mr. Pugmire's tale is that of a young woman who is taken to the aforementioned haunted wood by a mad poet, in order to pay homage to the formless white thing that inhabits the hidden lake. The woman is anxious to dwell there, because she has never learned the art of dreaming, and legend tells that this lake creature inspires mortals to dream.
Wilum Hopfrog Pugmire lived in Seattle, WA and wrote Cthulhu Mythos fiction full-time. He was the self-proclaimed "Queen of Eldritch Horror," and had been writing Lovecraftian weird fiction since the early 1970s. He considered his finest books to be Some Unknown Gulf of Night (Arcane Wisdom Press 2011), Uncommon Places (Hippocampus Press 2012) and The Tangled Muse (Centipede Press 2011).
Rare, limited edition chapbook, 48 pages
Published October 2014 by Myth Ink Books