The Call of Cthulhu H. P. Lovecraft - "The Call of Cthulhu" is one of H. P. Lovecraft's most popular brief tales. Written in the late spring of 1926, it was first distributed in Quite a while, February 1928. It is the main story composed by Lovecraft in which the extraterrestrial element Cthulhu himself shows up.It is written in a narrative style, with three autonomous stories connected together by the gadget of a storyteller finding notes left by a perished relative. The storyteller sorts out every bit of relevant information and upsetting meaning of the data he has, representing the story's first line: "The most kind thing on the planet, I believe, is the powerlessness of the human psyche to correspond every one of its substance. We live on a tranquil island of obliviousness amidst dark oceans of boundlessness; and it was not implied that we should journey far."