Lemme tell you something…

CALL OF CTHULHU REDUX

CalloftheCthulhu

The Call of Cthulhu poster at Cthulhu Lives

by E.C. McMullen Jr.
Copyright 2013

Of the night’s eldritch waters, of that hideously living ocean, I can only say this: That which I hesitantly describe as waves or swells, wetly slapped against our ship with a sound I dare not describe. A sound as if living abominations of rubbery flesh sought to scale the barnacle crusted iron sheets of our hull.

For aeons we interminably drifted in the enshrouding fog’s loathsome embrace. Ice cold horrors my fevered brain could only hint at, threatened to reach out for me from the black.

Amongst my group was the illiterate Boatswain, who referred to himself in his vulgar argot, as a Bo’sun. The First Mate, who at unhealthy hours of the night, would speak of strange and unholy terrors on the seas and among certain island folk. Especially on evenings such as this, he often revealed in whispers to me, the darker knowledge of his experiences, even though I’d told him I’m not into that. And finally the Captain, who was born of a good and noble family of New Englanders.

Around us, the low born deckhands of inferior European bloodlines, moved about, tending their lines. I must not mention the strange songs they sang, though I just did.

Suddenly, we heard the indescribable sound of a sepulchral voice from out of the black tomb of night!

VOICE: “TEE-LEEKY-LEEKY-LEE!  TEE-LEEKY-LEEKY-LEE!”
CAPTAIN: “Ahoy there! Who is that voice calling from out of the black tomb of night?”
VOICE: “WHO?  WHO  ELSE  WOULD BE CALLING TEE-LEEKY-LEEKY-LEE?  TIS NONE OTHER THAN  THE CALL OF CTHULHU!”
CAPTAIN: “I can’t see anything in this midnight’s blasted fog! First Mate?”
FIRST MATE: “Me neither, Captain. Tis’ like a cave. Boatswain?”
BO’SUN: “Please, just call me Bo’Sun.”
ME: “Ugh.”
BO’SUN: “Not a bit of it.”
VOICE: “TEE-LEEKY-LEEKY-LEE!  TEE-LEEKY-LEEKY-LEE!”
CAPTAIN: “Ahoy there! Are you saying that you are in fact, the  Cthulhu?”
VOICE: “THE SAME!”
FIRST MATE: “That makes no sense.”
CAPTAIN: “S’truth. (Ahem) Ahoy again, Cthulhu?”
VOICE: “YES.”
CAPTAIN: ” Are you trying to say, Tekeli-li?”
VOICE: “NOO…  I…!
UM… HUH… !
THAT’S RIGHT!  IT 
IS  TEKELI-LI, ISN’T IT?
ODD!  AND ALL THIS TIME I’VE BEEN CALLING TEE-LEEKY-LEEKY-LEE.
HEH! HEH! HEH!  WELL  THAT  EXPLAINS A LOT.”
CAPTAIN: “Well no, not really! Tekeli-li is the call of the Shoggoths, imitating the voices of their masters, The Old Ones!
VOICE: “WHA…?  I’M  CTHULHU,  YOU LOWLY HUMANS! I AM THE  OLDEST  OF THE OLD ONES!”
BO’SUN: “Aren’t you an Outer God?”
VOICE: “AN OUTER GOD?!?  NOOOO!!!  I’M-“
DECKHAND: “One of the Elder Gods, aren’t you?”

An aeon of Icy Silence by all. Then…

VOICE: “RIGHT!
WHOEVER SAID THAT,  DIES.
THEY DIE  RIGHT  NOW!
IN FACT, I’LL KILL HIM  MYSELF!

END

Copyright 2013 by E.C. McMullen Jr.

Based upon the tales of Howard Phillips Lovecraft or H.P. Lovecraft.

Hae ye ne’er seen it? Read the review of the movie THE CALL OF CTHULHU.


pb300Don’t anger an Old One – Get my book
PERPETUAL BULLET: A Science Fiction Collection
It’s a veritable trove of previously published Science Fiction Horror Thriller tales – plus bonus stories
Featuring: Weird Sex, True Love, Monsters and Mayhem!
Now on sale for $9.00 in Trade Paperback and in eBook for $1.99 and available for your Android Tablet, iPad, Kindle, Nook, and every other “E”!
Find it at (Amazon, Barnes & Noble, Diesel, !ndigo, iTunes, KoboBooks, Smashwords, WHSmith, and more).

Want more? Buy WILLOW BLUE. It’s my second collection of critically acclaimed Supernatural and Drama Thriller short stories with all of the Weird Sex, True Love, Monsters and Mayhem, you’ve come to expect (or should by now). Available in paperback for $8.00 or in Kindle for only $1.99. Buy the paperback at Amazon and the Kindle eBook is free! The tales will last you longer than latte!

Crave even more?

Look for my story Cedo Looked Like People, in the anthology, FEAR THE REAPER, edited by Joe Mynhardt. Available from Crystal Lake Publishing and available in Print for $12.99 or eBook for $2.99.

Also available from Crystal Lake Publishing, the film making guidebook, HORROR 201: The Silver Scream. Reap the rewards of movie making experience from the likes of Myself, as well as  John Carpenter, Tom Holland, Jeffrey Reddick, George A. Romero, Keith Arem, Richard Gray, also the late  Ray Bradbury, Wes Craven, plus many more. $19.99 in Print or $3.99 in eBook.

Advertisements

Leave a Reply

Please log in using one of these methods to post your comment:

WordPress.com Logo

You are commenting using your WordPress.com account. Log Out / Change )

Twitter picture

You are commenting using your Twitter account. Log Out / Change )

Facebook photo

You are commenting using your Facebook account. Log Out / Change )

Google+ photo

You are commenting using your Google+ account. Log Out / Change )

Connecting to %s