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Happy 128th Birthday, H.P. Lovecraft! - The Wordsmith's Forge
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Happy 128th Birthday, H.P. Lovecraft!
Some folks are celebrating Lovecraft's birthday, as in this blog post of a horror poem.

From Terramagne:

April, 1917 -- H.P. Lovecraft wanted to join the Coast Guard, but nearly drowned during an open-water swim test. He emerged hysterical, insisting that something had touched his mind and shoved him toward the surface. Because of this and his poor physical scores, the Coast Guard rejected him. Lovecraft went on to write a wide range of horror stories, many of them featuring mysterious monsters associated with the ocean.
(L-America) In April 1917, Lovecraft tried to join the National Guard but did not pass the physical examination.

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From: rhodielady_47 Date: August 20th, 2018 08:14 pm (UTC) (Link)
If only there'd been someone around to help him edit his work.
I've never seen anyone who was more creative than him although you come mighty close.
:^}
ysabetwordsmith From: ysabetwordsmith Date: August 20th, 2018 08:33 pm (UTC) (Link)

Well ...

>> If only there'd been someone around to help him edit his work. <<

Agreed.

>> I've never seen anyone who was more creative than him although you come mighty close.
:^} <<

I have. If you drew a triangle with me and Lovecraft on two points, Bard Bloom would be the third. He has a penchant for settings that either aren't planets at all or have bizarre cosmology. I highly recommend his work.
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