While I’ve been influenced heavily by H.P. Lovecraft, I’ve always made a conscious effort not to write stories that are in the Cthulhu Mythos. For years and years I’ve stuck to this mainly because I wanted to write my own stories out of my own imagination. The one exception I felt I would always make to this rule was that I wanted to write a story that extended the work of Lovecraft the way that he extended one great work of Poe. By that I mean how At the Mountains of Madness was written as a sequel to The Narrative of Arthur Gordon Pym. I’ve always thought those stories were simply epic! So, over a year ago I began writing a story that would eventually morph into my own “Pym” and “Mountains of Madness” story. It’s not merely a sequel to “Mountains of Madness”, either. It is epic, though. My last blog entry was the final piece of that connected cycle and the final product comes in at a novella length of almost 26,ooo words.
If you’re willing to take in the whole work, just go back to the blog entry of January 12th, 2012 and start there. You can then follow the story from that point by reading every blog entry that has a prefix of “WC” (for Wetumpka Cycle). Or, e-mail me and I’ll send you one document that contains the entire work.