I read this story again to-night, at the finest Lovecraft site in existence -- www.hplovecraft.com -- where they have the letter to Derleth in which the dream is told side by side with ye text of the story as it was publish'd by Miske and Derleth. This dream has inspir'd so many Lovecraftian writers! One of my all-time
It strikes me as curious that no one, to my knowledge, has completed a wee film adaptation of "The Thing in the Doorstep" for presentation at the H. P. Lovecraft Film Festival & CthulhuCon. Those weird images are so haunting and the situation
H. P. Lovecraft had many such dreams, and he experimented in writing down many, which he then discarded. I wonder how many other numerous vignettes we have lost because of this. I'm very thankful that we have, at least, this one vital recording of a dream by E'ch-Pi-El. His smallest tidbit nourishes our imaginations and haunts our brains. Thus is he ever-immortal.