SciFi/Fantasy – August 20

“The one test of the really weird is simply this — whether or not there be excited in the reader a profound sense of dread, and of contact with unknown spheres and powers; a subtle attitude of awed listening, as if for the beating of black wings or the scratching of outside shapes and entities on the known universe’s utmost rim.”

Howard Phillips Lovecraft, born this date in 1890, in his 1933 essay “Supernatural Horror in Literature.”

Writing prompt: Write a scene in which your protagonist experiences something “really weird.”

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