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This subject is written on a topic in the real world and reflects factual information. This subject contains information from the Expanded Cthulhu Mythos, and not based on H.P. Lovecraft's works directly. "Out of Her Gourd" is a short Cthulhu Mythos story by American author Ron Shiflet.


After young Dora McCain is gang raped by three brothers, she uses the power given to her by a dying witch to summon the vengeance of Shub-Niggurath and her dark young.


  • Dora McCain, a beautiful young girl who is secretly apprenticed to Mother Shub.
  • Mother Shub, a witch in the service of Shub-Niggurath.
  • The Swindell Brothers, a trio of degenerate hillbilly brothers.
  • Shub-Niggurath, an Outer God.

Publication History[]

"Out of Her Gourd" was published in the mythos-dedicated anthology They Thrive in Darkness: Mythos and Madness by Ron Shiflet in 2018.