Monday, June 20, 2011

The Outsider

"Now I ride with the mocking and friendly ghouls on the night-wind, and play by day amongst the catacombs of Nephren-Ka in the sealed and unknown valley of Hadoth by the Nile. I know that light is not for me, save that of the moon over the rock tombs of Neb, nor any gaiety save the unnamed feasts of Nitokris beneath the Great Pyramid; yet in my new wildness and freedom I almost welcome the bitterness of alienage.

For although nepenthe has calmed me...

I know always that I am an outsider; a stranger in this century and among those who are still men."



  1. Not sure what to make of that face, K! Not a Lovecraft fan or have I guessed incorrectly...?

  2. Oh it's a smiling deeply face. I have never heard of Lovecraft but that excerpt touched my heart!

  3. Ahh, apologies then! I've only seen that faced used as a sort of frown.. xD Sorry for the confusion. I'm glad you enjoyed the little excerpt. The full short story is available online, just use google if you're interested. ;)