The story is my H.P. Lovecraft/Hunter S. Thompson mash-up, "The Shadow Over Las Vegas." This appeared in the excellent Cthulhu Unbound, Volume 1, from 2009.
I had received Terry Gilliam's mad cinematic adaptation of Thompson's Fear & Loathing in Las Vegas for Christmas a year or two earlier and had spent January the following year with that movie looped in my DVD player. Such a hallucinatory, madcap ride. A few months later I had a passing throught, why not write a story based on Thompson's tale, but with Lovecraft riding shotgun. I re-purchased the book--one of my favorites--re-read it, and dived in. This, my friends, was the demented result. Yes, I would probably tweak-edit the thing, but not messing with that now.
Without further adieu...
"The Shadow Over Las Vegas" by moi!
So, we've started on our trip. Tomorrow I will get the second part up. Friday, the finale. The finale--oh, my!
You'll just have to wait and see.
This picture is of a Cthulhu Crush, as mentioned above. Live octopus optional...
(The image is actually by Medvedi Mihail.)