Black Wings Of Cthulhu 6 edited by S.T. Joshi, part 2
Your Shadows That In Darkness Dwell
A man abandons his wife and children and goes for a walk that is described for pages upon pages. This is boring and badly written purple prose.
“One devoid of any idea of human mercy.”
The Ballad Of Asenath Waite
A weak man gets a visitation. This tries for screamingly funny but is a calamity.
A man returns to Arkahm in this weak story.
“Thought tea was evidence of witchcraft.”
Missing At The Morgue
A daft tale of a ghoul.
A good tale of Gla’aki.
“The devil’s cabbage.”
“Closed to us.”
The Mystery Of The Cursed Cottage
A locked room mystery has a Lovecraftian solution. This was okay.
To Court The Night
A terrible poem.
To Move Beneath Autumnal Oaks
A ridiculous Lovecratian pastiche that would have been dated in the 1960s but is even more dated now.
“Do you think that children can call to Outer Darkness in ritual and not be answered.”
A malediction is stumbled across and shows off his diseased moral condition.
“Outside the parameters of the favored class.”