Category Archives: H. P. Lovecraft,

Flash Fiction Draw Challenge May 2023—The Results!! Mike Mayak (Jeff Baker) May 15, 2023.

Flash Fiction Draw Challenge May 2023; The Results! May 15, 2023. Hi, again! Mike here, also known as “Jeff Baker.” The draws for the May 2023 FFDC were: A Lovecraftian Horror Story Set on an Assembly Line Involving a Broken … Continue reading

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Listen For “The Lurker In the Details,” and Beware! Flash Fiction Draw Challenge Story for May 2023 by Mike Mayak (aka Jeff Baker!)

(Above—Mike in his H.P. Lovecraft, E.A. Poe shirt. Photo by Mike Mayak.) The draws for the May 2023 Flash Fiction Draw Challenge were: A Lovecraftian Horror Story Set on an Assembly Line Involving a broken Walkman. Here’s what I came … Continue reading

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More of the Best Of Ballantine’s “The Best Of…” Compiled By Jeff Baker. February 13, 2023.

More of The Best of the Best of Ballantine’s The Best of… Compiled by Jeff Baker From about 1974 through at least the late 80s, Ballantine Books published a series of over 22 (paperback and hardcover) “Best of” collections of … Continue reading

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Reading for Halloween: A Treasury of American Horror Stories. Jeff Baker, October 30, 2022.

A Treasury of Terror by Jeff Baker Every year around Halloween I post something involving a selection of spooky tales for the season of Jack O’Lanterns and soaring witches. This year, something different; an entire anthology. In fact, an influential … Continue reading

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“Sixteen Things I Learned…” Rainbow Snippets for October 23, 2022 from Jeff Baker.

Rainbow Snippet October 22, 2022 Every week we post six lines from a work of ours, a work-in-progress or published, or a recommendation of someone else’s work with at least one LGBT character. Posted at Rainbow Snippets here: https://www.facebook.com/groups/963484217054974 It’s … Continue reading

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Sixteen Things I Learned During the Big Heat Wave. Cool Off With Friday Flash Fics for August 26, 2022 by Jeff Baker.

Sixteen Things I Learned During the Big Heat Wave by Jeff Baker (August 21, 2022) 1.) Relatives are nothing but trouble, even if they pay you money. 2.) Sometimes, when your Aunt rents out rooms in her big old house, … Continue reading

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Sleuth Sayers Spreads the Word! Jeff Baker, November 3, 2021.

Sleuth Sayers has done me the kindness of asking me to write a column for them about my recent story about Solar Pons, the local publicity I received for it and the background of Pons and his creator, August Derleth. … Continue reading

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Halloween Reading, Recommended by Jeff Baker. (October 24, 2021.)

Spooky Stories I Like by Jeff Baker I’ve done this before and (hopefully) I won’t be repeating myself from earlier years. This is a list of a few scary (okay mildly spooky) short-stories for Halloween. “The Cask of Amontillado” by … Continue reading

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