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James Pratt likes to create realistically flawed but basically decent characters and have them cross paths with serial killer angels, redneck vampires, slithering horrors from other dimensions, and the end of the world. He also likes to write stories that demonstrate how the ever-present darkness threatening to wash over the world like a wave of endless night can be held back with a little courage and a big shotgun (assuming one hasn't already used both barrels, of course). Some take place in the distant past, others in the far future, and still others somewhere between eight minutes ago and twelve minutes from now. Whether sci-fi, adventure, or straight-out horror, the running theme is that the universe is very, very big and we are very, v ...more


"Cthelvis and Others" is now available for download from Amazon.com. If you're a fan of Lovecraft and/or weird fiction check it out. There's a fair assortment of stories in there, hopefully something for everyone. Take a look a let me know what you think.

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Published on May 15, 2013 15:05 • 54 views • Tags: cthulhu, fantasy, horror, king-in-yellow, lovecraft, necronomicon, short-story-collection
Average rating: 3.98 · 53 ratings · 10 reviews · 54 distinct works · Similar authors
Horrible Stories for Terrib...
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Addicts Anonymous
3.75 of 5 stars 3.75 avg rating — 4 ratings — published 2011
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Cthelvis and Others
4.25 of 5 stars 4.25 avg rating — 4 ratings — published 2013 — 2 editions
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"A clown with an axe walks ...
4.0 of 5 stars 4.00 avg rating — 3 ratings — published 2011 — 2 editions
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We Stand at the Gate
3.33 of 5 stars 3.33 avg rating — 3 ratings — published 2012
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Jonas Bell Presents "The Ki...
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Corridor
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Incident at the 24-7
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Black Goat of the Hundred A...
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Restless on Boot Hill
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RIDERS OF THE NECRONOMICON (Horror)
2 chapters   —   updated Nov 10, 2012 12:21PM
Description: Prologue and first chapter to the Lovecraftian weird western novel(ette) i've been writing.
The Giant's Daughter (Science Fiction & Fantasy)
1 chapters   —   updated Mar 26, 2012 10:24AM
Description: A legend I created for the Scylds, a Viking-like society in the novel I've been (sort of) working on. It describes an adventure of the legendary Scylding hero Velshar the Deathless. The prose is purposefully stilted to give it an "epic" feel.
Did You Ever See a Shadow Move (Horror)
1 chapters   —   updated Mar 14, 2012 07:30PM
Description: My short story 'Did You Ever See a Shadow Move?' in its entirety.
Corridor (Horror)
1 chapters   —   updated Mar 09, 2012 06:30PM
Description: Excerpt from my short story 'Corridor'
Tolkien World (Science Fiction & Fantasy)
1 chapters   —   updated Mar 09, 2012 05:49PM
Description: Excerpt from my short story 'Tolkien World'.
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Horrible Stories for Terrible People, Vol. I - Monsters by James  Pratt
"I really didn't know what to expect when I picked up this anthology. Sure, I head read the title, but not the description. I've read Pratt's work before and had a general idea what I was going to be faced with, but what I got was something above a..." Read more of this review »
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Cthelvis and Others by James  Pratt
"A fantastic collection of stories based on the Cthulhu original by Lovecraft. The writing was splendid and genuine, was unique and original. I enjoyed each and every one of these stories to the full. Est. Contained here are spine-tingling, bone-ch..." Read more of this review »
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“I have learned one lesson in all this and I will share it knowing it will do no one any good. The lesson is this: "There are none more complicit in one's undoing than one's own heart".”
James Pratt, The Woman in the Portrait

“One of the things that helps use cope with loss is the fact that while memories may remian, the emotions associated with them will fade like old photographs. At the same time, there is a masochistic desire to retain those feelings spurred on by the dread of losing the power they hold. Sometimes I can't think of anything more awful than simply being human.”
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“As McMasters raised the shotgun, the man removed his glasses. There were fields of stars where his eyes should have been. But they weren’t reflections of the night sky. These stars were a glimpse of a dim and distant future where the very laws of physics had been reduced to relics of a forgotten age. Feeble as dying embers, they were the palsied mourners at time’s wake.

McMasters could hear the ultimate silence and feel the biting cold of the one true void. The promise of the eternal nothing beckoned to him. There was a sort of peace in the death it represented, not the death of mind and body but of shape and form. It was the final revelation, the casting off of life’s illusion in favor of the void’s embrace.

from "Riders of the Necronomicon”
James Pratt

“I have learned one lesson in all this and I will share it knowing it will do no one any good. The lesson is this: "There are none more complicit in one's undoing than one's own heart".”
James Pratt, The Woman in the Portrait

“As McMasters raised the shotgun, the man removed his glasses. There were fields of stars where his eyes should have been. But they weren’t reflections of the night sky. These stars were a glimpse of a dim and distant future where the very laws of physics had been reduced to relics of a forgotten age. Feeble as dying embers, they were the palsied mourners at time’s wake.

McMasters could hear the ultimate silence and feel the biting cold of the one true void. The promise of the eternal nothing beckoned to him. There was a sort of peace in the death it represented, not the death of mind and body but of shape and form. It was the final revelation, the casting off of life’s illusion in favor of the void’s embrace.

from "Riders of the Necronomicon”
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“Time is a sculptor's knife, attacking the soft clay to reveal the hard edges beneath.”
James Pratt

“Is religion our alien creators' way of testing our faith in science?”
James Pratt

“If you attend Miskatonic University, your homework might eat your dog.”
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