The North End Excursion (Part II)

There are places in this world where the skin of our world has been worn thin. Here, breaches can happen and travelers from our world can cross over to the other....just as they can also cross over into our world. These are places where the very fabric of reality has been frayed and where the … Continue reading The North End Excursion (Part II)

The North End Excursion (Part 1)

I was reading the Necronomicon, a collection a short stories by the Mad American H.P. Lovecraft, when I noticed something interesting in one of his stories, specifically "Pickman's Model". While most of his tales revolve around fantastical locations or rural areas or fictional towns, this particular story takes place in Boston's North End. There is … Continue reading The North End Excursion (Part 1)

Looking for Pickman

I was reading Pickman's Model, one of my favorite Lovecraft stories, and I realized I recognized most of the places he was talking about in the story. There was the studio on Newbury Street and South Station and there was the North End. In fact, Lovecraft placed Pickman's studio of horrors right smack dab in … Continue reading Looking for Pickman

On the Shoulders of Giants

I've been reading Necronomicon, a massive collection of Lovecraft's stories. Lovecraft has always informed what I write, even before I started reading his stories. He influenced the writers who influenced me, Stephen King in particular. And when I got into my big Lovecraft kick right after high school, I began to make a couple of … Continue reading On the Shoulders of Giants