Know Thy God

Photo by: Jan Wayne Fields

An enormous sea monster emerged from the waters of a Pacific island. Tourists fell over each other, running everywhere, screaming. Chaos ensued.

Locals just calmly stepped out of the way.

The forty-foot beast shambled through the market. It reached out and plucked a colorful hat from a stall, nodded to Akani the merchant, then returned to the sea.

Having just arrived for her vacation, Jeanie said to Akani, “What the hell?”

“That’s our god, Idana’Na’Kla,” explained Akani.

“It didn’t want a virgin sacrifice?”

“Did that for centuries. Dressed the girls up in elaborate headdresses. Turns out, Idana’Na’Kla just liked the hats.”
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Written for the Friday Fictioneers: https://rochellewisoff.com/2020/05/13/15-may-2020/

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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31 Responses to Know Thy God

  1. Joy Pixley says:

    LOL, love your take on this! And yes, I can see how sacrificing a few hats now and then would be lot less controversial than the alternative!

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  2. draliman says:

    Surprising to learn after all this time that the virgins were just collateral damage!

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  3. A monster with a hat fetish, who’d a thunk it?

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  4. Dear Eric,

    Glad i set the coffee aside on this one. 😉 From Title to ending line, I enjoyed this one. Nice to know the god an be placated with a hat. I doff my chapeau to a humorous story that made me guffaw.

    Shalom,

    Rochelle

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  5. James McEwan says:

    My goodness all those years of poor girl sacrifice.

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  6. Dale says:

    I, for one, am so very glad it’s all about the hats!! That was a hoot, Eric.

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  7. Varad says:

    Never knew the Kaijus were into millinery.

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  8. Thank you, thank you, thank you for the belly laugh! Love this.

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  9. msjadeli says:

    LMAO. Good one!

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  10. Hah! Great story – you’ll have to work hard to CAP this one! 🙂

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  11. Mike says:

    That made me smile, thank you.

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  12. Yep. I totally see it. Makes total sense! 🙂

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  13. granonine says:

    Hilarious! Has me smiling early on this Sunday morning 🙂

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  14. Nobbinmaug says:

    Good one! Not so good for the centuries of virgin sacrifices, but at least they came to a less painful compromise.

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  15. wmqcolby says:

    Too funny, Eric! Now we know what to feed the monsters. Five out of five partial virgins.

    Like

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