“The Hounds of Tindalos” first published in March 1929 issue of Weird Tales and was written by Frank Belknap Long.  It’s a horrific creature that inhabits angles of time.  Which is apparently different than the curvy time we all descend from.  I don’t want to brag but I’m related to a rhombus on my mom’s side and my dad was a Parabola.  True story.

Here’s the short synopsis of “The Hounds of Tindalos” as I don’t want to spoil a nearly century old story for you. The Hounds of Tindalos starts with two….friends? It’s hard to say as one of the characters is kind of a jerk, about to perform an experiment.

Halpin Chalmers takes a drug that lets him cast his mind through time.  In typical Lovecraftian fashion he learns far more than he should have and there will be consequences.  Though in a nice break, the consequences are not your typical madness as a result of to much knowledge.

As I said I won’t ruin the story.  I ready the Horrorbable reading which I’ve embedded below.  It’s super well read with high sound quality.  Check it out.

Somethings to listen for while reading this story.

  • Get your rulers out because there are some “Outrageous” angles going on in this story.  I don’t know what they are, obtuse, accute, or right, but they are outrageous. It’s a thing.
  • Curves are good……Angles are bad.  I think deep down we always knew that.
  • Don’t be an ass to your friends or your gonna have a bad day.
  • Last but not least….. Say no to weird psychedelic drugs peddled to you by unscrupulous Chinese mystics.  Also bear gallbladders don’t have any medicinal value.  That’s not in the story, I just think that that’s ridiculous that anyone ever believes that.

I’m going to start posting a lot more about stories like “The Hounds of Tindalos.”  Lovecraftian monsters and stories have been a passion of mine since I was a kid.  So until the next post where we…. Listen to the stories of dead men.