I have been asked repeatedly, over the years, if I will ever write non-fantastic fiction, or, as a few tactless, narrow-minded individuals have put it, "serious fiction." These two quotes from Lovecraft's letters, adressing this very question, are better than any answer I've ever offerred:
Time, space, and natural law hold for me suggestions of intolerable bondage, and I can form no picture of emotional satisfaction which does not involve their defeat--especially the defeat of time, so that one may merge oneself with the whole historic stream and be wholly emancipated from the transient and the ephemeral. (HPL, 1930)
There is no field other than the weird in which I have any aptitude or inclination for fictional composition. Life has never interested me so much as the escape from life. (HPL, 1931)
'A Christmas Story' is the only Christmas movie I can stand. I love it. Deck the hars with bars of rorry FA RA RA RA RA RA RA RA RA...
No, because it's a public street. If I don't want to smell the tobacco, I'll move farther up the street. Or wait a little bit, it'll dissipate.…
A job at a call centre; so they can experience what real life is like.