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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. "Tricks no Treats" is a short story by the late American author Paul Dale Anderson.

Synopsis[]

A patient in a lunatic asylum relates the tale of how he travelled to Arkham, Massachusetts on Halloween night with the hope of finding a mystic portal which will allow him to talk to his dead wife. However, the portal spews forth a gaggle of immature Shoggoths which pursue him through the city streets and rob him of his sanity.

Publication History[]

"Tricks no Treats" was published posthumously in the Wildside Press collection Weirdbook Annual 2 in February 2019.

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