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Fish Food

by Jonathan Wood

Quite frankly, I'm getting sick of this Lovecraft shit.

It started with these marine biologists and their new species of octopus. Two weeks later all the staff at London zoo look like over-sized scampi and are sacrificing the tourists to elder gods.

My government-sanctioned holy bullets do bugger all. Apparently shrimp-scientists are secular. So I leg it and take refuge in a cleaning closet near the chimp enclosure, which I admit isn't very James Bond of me. Still, I come across an aerosol can in there, and two seconds later I'm out of there with my lighter flambé-ing a couple of the bastards. Zookeepers dissolve into masses of thrashing tentacles. Enough to put me off shrimp cocktails for the rest of my life.

Lighter in hand I manage to torch a path to the aquarium, but when I get a look at the bugger residing there, I don't think Pledge and a Zippo are going to cut it. It's about the size of a double decker, all jelly-like flesh and claws reaching for me. The glass of the aquarium shatters and I'm swept out with the water.

When I catch my breath it's tottering massively towards me through the ruins of the building. Gas tanks blow. Everything in the aviary squawking at once.

I leg it again.

See the trouble with Lovecraft is he only really gives you running gibbering into the night as an option, and I've got plans this Friday...

I smack into the wall of the polar bear enclosure and that's when, along with the concrete, the idea hits me. The thing behind me is getting close as I blow the lock of the enclosure. We're talking meters. I'm through the door and then it's smashing down the wall. I'm roll clear and come up staring into eight white faces. Not happy either. You wake up polar bears, you better do it nicely.

After that I let nature take its course. The elder god is a big bugger, but its still just an overgrown fish to these guys. Some mundanes can take care of themselves. Still sushi's gonna be off the menu for a while now too.


Brings back memories. I like your non-crusted sandwiches.

Posted by: Len | May 8, 2009 6:25 PM

Err... Did the Elder Gods eat my comment?

Posted by: Len | May 8, 2009 6:34 PM

so informative, thanks to tell us.

Posted by: rorUnsado | September 26, 2010 3:42 AM

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Posted by: rorUnsado | September 29, 2010 10:27 PM

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