it's leans towards sci fi then anything but I've been thinking, is the novella i'm going to write even considered a "cosmic horror" story? it's about a byproduct of a human and Lovecraft monster who ends up in a research facility in the 70s. he (or it as he's sometimes referred to) is tended to by his researcher, Dr. Evelyn. she writes in a dairy to detail his current state, which is extremely hard for her to describe considering how out of touch he is. one thing that makes the hybrid interested in her is how she's mostly unfazed by the way he acts, since on surface level he looks human unless provoked or angered. as the story progress, she gains a maternal attachment to him and begins to name him Shaun out of affection. this creates a conflict in the boy as whether or not he truly cares for her with his other half insisting she's meaningless. with all this planned out, is it safe to say if it's considered one? i don't need to confine to the genre's standards , of course, but it feels less about hopelessness and insanity and more trying to understand it.