The Books of Shallice

New Story: The Rain in the Silence


Once an hour while I'm working, I take a ten minute break, which is pretty important in software development, because it prevents your mind from becoming too frazzled. The other day, I had an idea for a Lovecraftian story, and in those ten-minute breaks, I had eventually ended up with a complete short story: The Rain In the Silence.

It mostly takes inspiration from Lovecraft's The Call of Cthulhu, of course, but there's also some inspiration from the creepypasta Gateway of the Mind, the Slender Man, and Hawthorne's Young Goodman Brown. It also ties in to my previous Lovecraftian story, The Secret Worshipers.

I do intend to continue the Journal Entries of the Miskatonic Defector series, but those stories take a lot of concentration, so it's difficult to put aside a decent amount of time to write them.