- The Shadow on the Doorstep, by James P. Blaylock. (In Cthulhu 2000.) In the dead of night, a man reading Jules Verne hears footsteps on his porch.
- N, by Stephen King. (In Just After Sunset.) A psychiatrist’s patient tells him that he’s the only thing keeping the world from ending. But he’s crazy… right?
- Children of the Kingdom, by T.E.D. Klein. (In Dark Gods.) Exactly what was the cause of the 1977 New York City blackout?
- The Shifting of the Sands, by John Connolly. (In Nocturnes.) Once every 20 years, someone drowns off the waters of Black Sands.
- Salt Air, by Mike Minnis. (In Dead But Dreaming.) Is there a tapping at the window… or is it just your imagination?
I’ve asked other Lovecraftian authors and editors for five of their favorites, and I’ll publish those lists — so stay tuned! Sign up for email notifications on the top right side of this page, if you haven’t already.
Next week: Laird Barron’s list!