Weekend Writing Warriors 8 December 2019 (FA, PA, SF)


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“For a brilliant scientist from an advanced race, you are certainly the most naïve of creatures,” the man retorted. “However, I am quite eager to remove us from this cloying atmosphere of poisons both physical and psychic. The Dream House could not be much worse, so long as we stick together. Very well, then, let’s have at it. Through the corridor we shall go, the pair of us together as one. And Yitzy, we trust no-one but ourselves.”


~Cie for Naughty Netherworld Press~

Notes:
This was originally published on December 1, but I didn't have a chance to share it because the power was out over the weekend. So I'm republishing it and will hopefully be able to share it for December 8!

This snippet is only six sentences long. It is the last paragraph in the first chapter of Ketil and Yitzy's Adventures in the House of Lost Dreams. The speaker is Ketil Nagel, the spirit of a Swedish extreme metal musician who sacrificed himself to the Elder Gods in the 1990s. Ketil is speaking to Yitzy Yithian, a renegade member of the Great Race of Yith, exiled by his fellows for exhibiting too much compassion, a trait most Yithians consider a weakness.

Earth's Dreamlands, the Elder Gods, and the Great Race of Yith are the creations of H.P. Lovecraft.

The Xura Dream House is the creation of Chaosium for the Call of Cthulhu role-playing game.

Ketil Nagel and Yitzy Yithian are original characters created by Team Netherworld.



14 comments:

  1. I wonder why the dream house couldn't be much worse.

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    1. It should actually be called the nightmare house. But that isn't very good for property values! ;-)

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  2. Off to the Dream Housem where no doubt all kinds of adventures await! I thought the snippet was an effective transition into...whatever comes next...

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  3. I wonder what will happen in the Dream House? Enjoyed the excerpt!

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    1. My guess would be something from the kind of dreams that one doesn't enjoy but which make for interesting storytelling!

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  4. Interesting snippet. I like that last sentence. It kind of says everything.

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    1. Thank you, Iris. Ketil is not a very trusting person by nature. He sees something in Yitzy which causes him to go against his nature.

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  5. Sounds like there is an adventure waiting for them once they head through the corridor. I'm curious to know more.

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  6. Good job showing his decisiveness and determination to protect them.

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  7. I get the feeling The Dream House is going to be worse than he expects. As for trusting each other... I don't see that plan is going to work well for them.

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    1. One can only read on and find out! But yes, the Dream House is, shall we say, not very dreamy.

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