Friday, October 5, 2012

Where Be Hangman's Hill?


What I actually may be remembering is not a story that E'ch-Pi-El penned but one that he mention'd wanting to write.  I quote from pages 894/895 of S. T. Joshi's I Am Providence:
"I'm not working on the actual text of any story just now, but am planning a novelette in the Arkham cycle--about what happened when somebody inherited a queer old house on the top of Frenchman's Hill & obeyed an irresistible urge to  dig in a certain queer, abandoned graveyard on Hangman's Hill at the other edge of the town"

I love writing about antient graveyards, especially antient Lovecraftian graveyards.  And I love seeing them depicted in art.  I was so stunned with the cover painting for my book, Some Unknown Gulf of Night, because it evokes, so simply & beautifully, what I love about such a scene, the gnarled old trees, the moonlit slabs, the ghouls and freaks that frequent such a dwelling.  I hope that I can actually overcome this current block and write my wee tale.


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