Shotguns v Cthulhu: Lithic

Dennis Detwiller’s “Lithic”

With the Stone Skin Press Kickstarter in its climactic days, we’ll be highlighting the contributors and stories behind Shotguns v. Cthulhu, our anthology of action-packed Lovecraftiana.

In Dennis Detwiller’s “Lithic”, a young man retreats to his Vermont home still aching from a bad break-up. What he finds there is not recovery, or solace, but an ancient presence up on Indian Hill.

Dennis Detwiller’s stream of shattered consciousness draws us into the narrator’s  disconnected fugue state for an intimate date with madness. “Lithic” proves the enduring power of the subtle scare, with a slow build, authentically drawn contemporary voice, and very selective set of Lovecraftian allusions. And then, because this is Shotguns v. Cthulhu, the mayhem.

This was the first story I received for the collection. As I read it and realized I had a home run on my hands, I knew the project was headed in the right direction.

Dennis Detwiller is a writer, artist, tabletop game designer and video game producer. His tabletop games have won major industry awards; his video games have sold millions of copies worldwide. Along with John Scott Tynes and Adam Scott Glancy he co-created DELTA GREEN, the widely acclaimed setting of modern-day Cthulhu Mythos horror and conspiracy.

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