The Hope

Photo By: Priya Bajpal

The consciousness of Nyar’Ka’Shaggonon waited in the clear ovoids. The last chance for the ancient god’s rebirth required only that the “eggs” be submerged in water. The monster would be reborn and conquer all humanity once more.

Then Mary-Lou Halbeck found the ovoids in the attic. A plan hatched.

After eons of waiting, Nyar’Ka’Shaggonon smiled. The time was nigh.

But then…

“I call the table, ‘Hope’,” said Mary-Lou to her husband. “Those beads matched the sea shells perfectly.”

“Glass tables though?” said Howie. “They break.”

She shook her head. “It’s made of adamantium and transparent aluminum. It should last…forever.”
Written for the Friday Fictioneers:

Author’s Notes:

If you’re unfamiliar with one of the great masters of horror, H.P. Lovecraft, you really should read his work.

About EagleAye

I like looking at the serious subjects in the news and seeking the lighter side of the issue. I love satire and spoofs. I see the ridiculous side of things all the time, and my goal is to share that light-hearted view.
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41 Responses to The Hope

  1. Adamantium is the new gold, I hear. Well done

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    • EagleAye says:

      Far better than gold, especially when threaded into the bones, making them indestructible. Though, my friend Logan doesn’t recommend the procedure. 😉 Thanks JH!


  2. Interesting tale, Eric. I bet Nyar’Ka’Shaggonon is a head biter too.

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  3. Oh, that’s going to scupper their plans!

    Susan A Eames at
    Travel, Fiction and Photos

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  4. Lyn says:

    The best laid plans of megalomaniac gods…

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  5. Heh! I hope nobody – er – eggs Mary-Lou into turning the table into an aquarium!

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  6. Piyali says:

    I have never read Lovecraft but now I want to.

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  7. draliman says:

    That’s Nyar’Ka’Shaggonon screwed forever, then!

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  8. Ha ha , plan scuppered…

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  9. I like what you’ve written, I like the rhythm but have no idea what it is about!!

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  10. Dear Eric,

    So much for that hope. 😉 Perhaps they’ll leave the window open and it will rain on the egg. We can hope NOT. You do have one helluvan imagination. 😀



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  11. Dale says:

    To be embedded inside an unbreakable glass table. Not at all what “poor” Nyar’Ka’Shaggonon could ever would imagine happen…

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  12. subroto says:

    Damn! Not even a leaking cocktail glass can save the ancient being now.

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  13. Margaret says:

    I’ll never look at a glass bead in the same way again. I have a vase half full of pretty little blue ones that have never actually been in water. I’m breathing a sigh of relief. Great story.

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  14. amiewrites74 says:

    Well his plans are foiled.

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  15. gahlearner says:

    Let’s hope that table never breaks. Transparent aluminum and adamantium, there’s hope. Fun story, made me grin.

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  16. List of X says:

    Considering an evil god is trapped inside, whether or not this table breaks, you could say the table comes with a lifetime warranty.

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  17. Looks like she’s taken every precaution and got it sorted, well done

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  18. Priya says:

    I like how she believes that it should last forever. Good one

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