Today we’re looking at “The Curse of Yig,” a collaboration between Lovecraft and Zealia Bishop written in , and first published in the. for the collection of stories and essays by Zealia Bishop Te Curse of Yig ( book) The Curse of Yig Full story online here Author Howard Phillips Lovecraft. The Curse of Yig has ratings and 31 reviews. ᴥ Irena ᴥ said: I don’t have ophidiophobia, but this story might have brought me a bit closer to it. I s.

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I called at that asylum because a few of the oldest settlers told me I would find something important there.

Curse of Yig

Sally Compton Conor Timmis Needless to say, Audrey did not repeat ykg anecdote to her husband, and she implored the Comptons to beware of starting it on the rounds of the countryside. A crawling short story of slimy terror. The story explores fears and phobias are the acts we do under their spell. Yes, some scenes sounded like something out of a B-movie script. I read this at a camping trip around a campfire and it scared the crap out of everybody, especially with my friend making an occasional hissing noise and an oh-so brilliant voice for every character.

“The Curse of Yig” by H. P. Lovecraft

This is diluted Lovecraft get out of here Then the shadowed outlines began to take shape, and I perceived that the squirming entity bore some remote resemblance to a human form laid flat on its belly. Yes, the Southern accents made me chuckle. I had always felt, from well-defined undertones of legend and archaeology, that great Quetzalcoatl—benign snake-god of the Cudse had an older and darker prototype; and during recent months I or well-nigh proved it in a series of researches stretching from Guatemala to the Oklahoma plains.


Dreamer on the Nightside Lovecraft: I shouldn’t have read it before bed. From a critical standpoint, I thought it written with expertise.

So she would be like those things she had glimpsed on the floor—those things which Yig had sent to get her and enroll her among their number! Javascript Disabled Detected You currently have javascript disabled. Sally and Audrey used to visit each other often, for their cabins were only two miles apart; and in the long spring and summer afternoons they exchanged many a tale of old Arkansas and many a rumour about the new country. Deckbuilder Cards Decks Forums.

The clock ticked on in the dark, and a change came slowly over her thoughts. Full Cast and Crew. I resented every ring of the telephone and every whir of the buzzer, and I could have cursed the nurses and internes whose knocks now and then summoned the doctor briefly to the outer office.

The Curse of Yig

Visible only as one convoluted expanse, but perhaps comprising as many as three or four separate units, was a mass of lazy wriggling which could not be other than a brood of new-born rattlesnakes. Published first published January 1st Edit Cast Credited cast: Aug 10, Louis rated it really liked it Shelves: Lovecraft collaborating with a Audrey and Walker, too tired to think of charms or curses, tumbled into the rough pine bed and were asleep before the cheap alarm-clock on the mantel had ticked out three minutes.

Was that square window still a perfect square? The ending was expected and unexpected, at the same time, all I can say. It was on that thirty-first of October that the warm spell broke.

Every now and then she thought she felt a steady, insidious pressure on the bedclothes, but each time it turned out to be only the automatic twitchings of her overwrought nerves. Day and night, week on week, it was always going in exhaustless relays, as persistently as the red dusty winds that carried it.


During the Spanish flu, a landowner loses his beloved wife – and will do whatever it takes to get back to see her alive, even if it means a pact with the devil – literally. The Stranger Who Came from the Deep McNeill unlocked a grey-painted steel door, but it was only a bulkhead leading to a further stretch of hallway. Altogether, Sally did not like the look of the place, so was very timid and hesitant as she dismounted and knocked.

Lead Cabin Dancer Derek Meyer View all 6 comments. The narrator is trying to make a connection between the Quetzalcoatl and Yig, so he travels to an asylum to find out more about the belief.

Even now I have a feeling something is crawling around me. Lovecraft did not think much of his cowriter’s writing ability: There are two unexpected things he finds there. Voluntary motion of any sort was impossible, for will and the sense of reality had left her.

Why would it cjrse stop?

It had turned very warm again, yet Audrey was usually cooking something at that hour. It was, indeed, from an absolute ecstasy of nightmare that she started suddenly awake to cudse Walker already conscious and sitting up in bed. Clearly not one of Lovecraft’s better efforts. Return to Book Page.