Shadow Over the Outlet Mall: A Novel of Lovecraftian Humor
August 14, 2017 1:58 PM   Subscribe

Shadow Over the Outlet Mall: A Novel of Lovecraftian Humor
A humorous story of real estate appraisal and cosmic horror inspired by H.P. Lovecraft, 90s adventure games, and some other stuff.

This is my book, Shadow Over the Outlet Mall, which I wrote in 2014 in a fit of inspiration after rereading H.P. Lovecraft's "Shadow Over Innsmouth." With tongue in cheek, I attempted to answer the question, "What if we met the alien other and found out they've got all the same problems that we do and aren't really that intimidating?" Chapters are set to publish on Thursdays at noon EST.
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posted by dortmunder (11 comments total) 1 user marked this as a favorite

Ok, this is really good stuff. Like really really good.
posted by Literaryhero at 3:14 AM on August 17, 2017

I've only had the time to read the first chapter so far but I'm enjoying this immensely. Thank-you!

Also, for the record, when I was a kid we had a cat called Kitty.
posted by Mister_Sleight_of_Hand at 4:38 PM on August 17, 2017

Where is chapter 10? I am literally dying.
posted by Literaryhero at 2:48 AM on August 25, 2017

Never mind, I guess it just wasn't tagged right.
posted by Literaryhero at 2:50 AM on August 25, 2017

I am enjoying the heck out of this.
posted by solotoro at 8:48 AM on August 28, 2017

Fortunately, there couldn’t have been more than ten dead people in the pile at the high priest’s feet.

I have been laughing until unable to breathe for the last fifteen minutes because of this line. I think I might have mild brain damage now.
posted by Literaryhero at 7:46 AM on August 30, 2017

At the end of chapter 11:

“That’s the spirit,” I said. “Now let’s go find Elias Waite and kick him in the nuts, as the scripture tells us.”

Shouldn't that be Ephraim who gets kicked in the nuts?
posted by Literaryhero at 1:25 AM on September 1, 2017 [1 favorite]

So, is this the end? I feel like it could go either way.
posted by Literaryhero at 9:05 PM on September 26, 2017

I'm so glad you asked that, Literaryhero! I was wondering, too - but I wondered the same thing at the end of Chapter 13, so I didn't want to assume on Chapter 14. Then again, here we are Friday....
posted by solotoro at 6:51 AM on September 29, 2017

I love this.

I usually don't have the patience for longform fiction online, but this is sucking me in.

Well, her legs went all the way up to her waist, where they stopped.

posted by suetanvil at 10:56 PM on September 30, 2017

So I guess that is the end. Great story, dortmunder!
posted by Literaryhero at 6:24 PM on October 1, 2017

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