A Poisonous Place (FA, PA, SF) #8Sunday #SnipSun


Fantasy, Paranormal, Sci-Fi

Overall Rating
R for fantasy gore, profanity, and violence

Heat Rating
0 flames

Romance Rating
Strictly Platonic

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.


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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  1. Interesting snippet ... and info re the lungs.

  2. Love the snarky tone between them, A delight to read.

  3. This sounds like a great cast of characters!

  4. I enjoyed the excerpt, I'm pulled right in. And omg Peter Steele!!! I'm staring at that photo, drooling, lol!


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