Obscured by a poisonous haze on a world which had died when Earth was new, a tall, diaphanous male humanoid with long flaxen hair stood beside an alien being which towered over him despite his own impressive height. The creature had a conical body with a three-eyed head on a stalk. The spirit expressed concern for his companion’s well-being in the planet’s toxic atmosphere.
“Yitzy, I suggest that we leave this unwholesome world,” the youthful man insisted. “Although you are evidently a fearless and adaptable sort of creature whose zeal for the sciences is either commendable or insane, surely even an enormous and rubbery snail-footed monstrosity such as yourself will wind up dead if you breathe the chemical soup of this damned hellhole for long enough. I cannot put too fine a point on it. I demand that we make our exit forthwith.”
“Very good, Ketil, I concur with your assessment, although I could easily remain in this place and suffer no ill effects,” the creature replied telepathically. “You see, I have no lungs as the living among your kind do; my form adapts to whatever gases are present in the atmosphere. However, I am curious to follow a portal that I have discovered under the altar in the Hall of Nyarlathotep.”
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Interesting snippet ... and info re the lungs.ReplyDelete
Love the snarky tone between them, A delight to read.ReplyDelete
This sounds like a great cast of characters!ReplyDelete
I enjoyed the excerpt, I'm pulled right in. And omg Peter Steele!!! I'm staring at that photo, drooling, lol!ReplyDelete