Thursday, October 27, 2011

Friday Fiction...

The Great Old Ones


The expedition descended into the cavern, where Hollingsworth waited, shaking with anticipation.  A green glow emanated from the wall around a cylindrical object, what Hollingsworth believed to be an ancient alien power cell.
Little did they know of his true nature, as he stood in the luminous cave, a gleam of youth replacing his withered visage.
“This is it.” Hollingsworth wrung his hands. “Power for the occulus demonicus. With it I shall peer beyond the stars into the abyss.”
“Aren’t you afraid of what might be out there watching, waiting, looking back?” An other said.
“No.” Hollingsworth drew a revolver.

7 comments:

cleveroldowl said...

Never trust a man named Hollingsworth, as my dad always used to say. Nicely done.

kbnelson said...

What an interesting twist - I liked how you moved the photo prompt to a different genre! Hollingsworth is a bad man - who's going to get him?!

I'm afraid a lot of characters are in for a surprise this Friday.
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Have a great weekend!

Madison Woods said...

Very smooth! I like that, but I have a feeling Hollingsworth will see the abyss in a way he didn't expect, LOL.

ironwoodwind said...

Blinded by the light? Loved this story, jS. Did you look up, or make up 'Occulus Demonicus'? Either way, i enjoyed the story. Good job.

Aloha,
Doug

J. S. Hill said...

Doug, an old school D&D module made a reference to it.

robinhawke said...

The revolver ought to do it...

Well done, Robin

susielindau.com said...

Nice ending! No pun intended, well yes it was...Hahaha!
Great use of the prompt too! Welcome to the Fictioneers!