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February 7, 2013

The Doom That Came to Skowhegan

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Then, close to the hour of midnight, all the bronze gates of Skowhegan burst open and emptied forth a frenzied throng

that blackened the plain, so that all the visiting princes and travelers fled away in fright. For on the faces of this throng was writ a madness born of horror unendurable, and on their tongues were words so terrible that no hearer paused for proof. -- The Doom That Came to Skowhegan by H. P. Lovecraft

Posted by gerardvanderleun at February 7, 2013 1:45 PM. This is an entry on the sideblog of American Digest: Check it out.

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Seriously? Skowhegan? Lovecraft wrote a horror story set in SKOWHEGAN?

Maine is, of course, Steven King's home and the most frequent location of his many stories and movies (including the fabled "Castle Rock").

I'm not sure what it is about Maine that is so conducive to the genre -- I never had an inkling of it on my visits. My own experience with Skowhegan was when I almost ran over a 7-year-old boy who darted suddenly onto the main street. I didn't realize I had such fast reflexes as I swerved onto the sidewalk. I think it was because of the unthinkable: running over a child and its consequences gave me Spidey reflexes to ensure that would NOT happen.

Posted by: Don Rodrigo at February 8, 2013 10:07 AM

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