The fate of the Cosmos rests in the hands of an unlikely team of unusual friends. Will an exiled member of an ancient extraterrestrial race, a human ghost, and two ghouls be able to outfox an ancient evil and beat Nyarlathotep at his game before time runs out? This buddy story is the first in a series of New Cthulhu Mythos cliffhangers.
Last time, the group stepped through the door of the Xura Dream House. Ketil compared Robin to a rotted potato, and Robin threatened to take a trip to Sweden to snack on Ketil's corpse.
The snippet is 12 sentences.
Little John strode forth to walk beside Yitzy. He doffed his
“Begging your pardon and all, Guv’ner,” the large ghoul
said, “but I am wondering how it pleases you to be working with the Undead.”
“I find it much the same as working with the living,” Yitzy
revealed. “The Undead make for surprisingly good study. There is such a vast
variety of subclasses. There are the revenants such as vampires, some of which
are created by what one might call supernatural means but many of whom can be
traced back to a series of retroviruses foreign to your Earth. There are the
mindless living corpse variety, which tend to be referred to as zombies. Then
there are those such as yourselves who were once living humans but upon the
death of your body were transformed into new creatures which must feed on
rotting carrion for your well-being. Then there are those such as Ketil, who is
an energy projection surrounding the force of the personality which he possessed
in life. Most fascinating, all of it.”
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Perhaps it is my jaundiced early morning self speaking but I can see parallels with the undead types in our own species. Particularly those that feed on rotting corpses - and frequently bring others to that corpse like state...ReplyDelete
So many more types of Undead than I realized. Nice snippet!ReplyDelete
That certainly would make for interesting study. I'm happy to follow along from a safe distance!ReplyDelete
I never knew there were so many species (?) of the Undead! And I think they would be really cool to study too.ReplyDelete
Nice little dissertation, well done! Enjoyed the snippet and the explanations for the various types of undead.ReplyDelete
Nicely categorized . . . and all the reasons I love paranormal!!ReplyDelete
I love this explanation of the varying types of undead--according to Yitzy. Nice way of bringing the reader up to speed.ReplyDelete
Good job of laying out the types of actors in your story -- and you did it without even trace of "As you know, Bob-ism."ReplyDelete
Interesting read coming up on this season we are approaching.ReplyDelete
Nice summary of the undeads. who would've thought ;-)ReplyDelete
Yep, definitely fascinating, and I look forward to learning more about them as the story progresses.ReplyDelete