Tuesday, June 26, 2012

Day One Hundred Seventy-Eight: "What the Moon Brings" by H.P. Lovecraft

Rot.

In this story a man fears what the moon will bring or rather, what the moon's light will shine upon and unearth to the eye. Staring at the sea, the narrator is afraid of what lurks beneath the water among the seaweed and the grime. There is a tension in this story that both detracted from the meaning for me but at the same time, kept me reading swiftly toward the story's end.

The writing itself was gorgeous and that too threw me for a loop when contrasted with the general topic of the story. This was an interesting read indeed.


A link to the story online can be found here:

http://www.flashfictiononline.com/fpublic0001-h-p-lovecraft-what-the-moon-brings.html

1 comment:

SLC said...

I don't know how I missed this one the last time I was here, but I think Neil Gaiman wrote a follow-up story to this (of sorts) in his short story collection Smoke and Mirrors. If I recall correctly, Gaiman used Lovecraft's setting and then took it from there into his own story. It was called Bay Wolf.