A Freebie for Halloween: The Cats of Ulthar by H.P. Lovecraft

The Cats of Ulthar by H.P. Lovecraft
"The Cats of Ulthar" is a short story written by H.P. Lovecraft in June 1920. In the tale, an unnamed narrator relates the story of how a law forbidding the killing of cats came to be in a town called Ulthar.

The Cats of Ulthar was a personal favorite of Lovecraft's, who was an ardent cat lover.

This is a freebie that you can read online by clicking HERE .

It is said that in Ulthar, which lies beyond the river Skai, no man may kill a cat; and this I can verily believe as I gaze upon him who sitteth purring before the fire. For the cat is cryptic, and close to strange things which man cannot see.

Once upon a time in Ulthar, before said law was put into action, there lived a sinister old couple who delighting in slaying any unlikely cat that straggled upon their property. This is a tale about two despicable, horrible, awful people who get exactly what is coming to them. I hated them but loved this creepy, atmospheric tale of revenge.

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  1. Gonna read this tonight. Glad you loved it!

    1. I hope you enjoy it Barb. Tonight is the perfect night for a story like The Cats of Ulthar!

  2. Perfect! I marked the page to read. Thank you!

  3. Bwahaha on the pic. Love it. Thanks for the heads up!


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