The Cart

Another story you’ve never seen before.

The Cart ties in with the whole Lovecraftian mythos I was creating. That means its related to The Inquisitors, Sign of the Usurper, and all of the October Falls stories. On its own, there really isn’t much to say about The Cart. It’s one of the first stories I ever wrote (and it shows, trust me) and it was supposed to be one (of many) tastes of the “evil older than God, behind the scenes of reality, driving people insane” type of stuff I was wanting to do at the time.

I could definitely do better if I were to write it today… but then, these days I’ve given up trying to be the next H.P. Lovecraft. So now that I’ve talked you OUT of reading it, maybe you should go check it out anyway, just for laughs at my expense.


  1. WeREwOLf, September 23, 2007:

    Man, that was badass. Especially the ending. I dunno why you think it was inferior, sure maybe it could use some editing and polish, but I liked it just the same.

  2. nate, September 24, 2007:

    I thought the ending was a bit rushed, but otherwise pretty decent. The story indeed reminds me of HPL’s style, but I thought this one was better written.

  3. WeREwOLf, September 24, 2007:

    I think the ending seemed “rushed” to impress upon the reader the whirlwind of insanity gripping the protagonist throughout the remainder of his life after those nightmarish events, to the point that everything blurred together in his mind because from his point of view he was forever fleeing in terror from that last moment that drove him over the edge. At least, that’s what I got from it – and it’s why I liked it.

  4. DarkIcon, September 25, 2007:

    Yes, the effect was intentional. The guy escapes, but he leaves his sanity behind in that pit.

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