If you follow @LitNewEngland on Twitter, you know that over the past couple of months we’ve Tweeted the #FirstLines and #LastLines of Mark Twain’s “The Adventures of Huckleberry Finn” and Louisa May Alcott’s “Little Women.” Today, we’ll be Tweeting the #FirstLines and #LastLines of H.P. Lovecraft’s short story “The Shunned House,” inspired by his Aunt Lillian’s house at 135 Benefit Street in Providence, Rhode Island. Shown here is the actual house. If you don’t know Howard Phillips Lovecraft, you should! Although he never achieved real fame while he was alive (1890-1937), he is today considered one of the masters and forefathers of horror fiction.