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.”
Written for the Friday Fictioneers: https://rochellewisoff.com/2020/05/13/15-may-2020/