Award-Nominated Story in Shadows Over Main Street 2

Shadows Over Main Street 2, edited by Doug Murano and D. Alexander Ward, is still on sale! This collection of horror stories inspired by H.P. Lovecraft and set in small-town America includes fiction by Joyce Carol Oates, Joe R. Lansdale, Gary Braunbeck, John F.D. Taff, Lucy Snyder, Erinn Kemper, and many others, including my Bram Stoker Award nominated story, “A Song Left Behind in the Aztakea Hills.”

Inspired by Jack Kerouac’s years spent living in Northport on Long Island, “Aztake Hills,” blends literary history, the Lovecraftian mythos, and 1960s counter-culture in haunting vision of cosmic horror hidden in the shadows of a small town.

Gunther’s Tap Room, Northport, NY, the inspiration for Raker’s in the fictional town of Knicksport.

Shadows Over Main Street 2

You know this place. Seems normal enough. But you know better, don’t you? You’ve heard rumors of strange histories. You’ve seen hints of dark deeds. 

Turns out you can go home again, and the shadows will be waiting for you. Bram Stoker Award® nominated editors Doug Murano and D. Alexander Ward bring you Volume 2 of their best selling, critically-acclaimed small-town Lovecraftian anthology series. Within these pages, you’ll discover: 

  • America’s pastime awakening dark secrets buried deep within the earth.
  • Vietnam War heroes who glimpse something worse than war and return home to discover a new kind of hell waiting for them.
  • The music of a generation—of many generations—revealed as something older, hungrier and more insidious than a bad acid trip.
  • A war-widow who rediscovers love and passion… only to cultivate the world’s end.
Illustration for “A Song Left Behind in the Aztakea Hills,” by Luke Spooner.