A Trick of Fate
“Curses—the wizard has absconded through a gate,”
Nyarlathotep expounded, gripping Rilpu’s hand and pulling her away from the
crowded market. “We’ll not have much luck summoning Han in this arid place. Let
us make for colder climes. I know an evergreen realm sure to bring a shiver to
the bones. T’ is a place of frost and mittens where we can sit by a crackling
fireplace and sip hot cocoa from festive mugs while planning our next move.”
Rilpu loved being in Nyarlathotep’s presence, but her
practical side admonished her that she had nothing to gain by remaining with
the notorious Cosmic Trickster. However, Nyarlathotep had given her far more
than shimmering baubles and small gifts nestled in glitter-sprinkled wrapping
paper. He could have used her secret desire for love against her, but he had
behaved nobly, treating her as a sister. Rilpu believed that she could trust
Nyarlathotep is the creation of H.P. Lovecraft, initially
appearing in his 1920 story of the same name.
October Spooky Writing Challenge: Trick
Ragtag Daily Prompt:
*Tale Weaver: Gift
Snuggery- a cozy room
Fireplace Mittens Frost
Cocoa Wrapping Paper
*Your Daily Word Prompt: Bauble
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