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Alice twirled her parasol as she skipped down the cobbled street in her stiletto heeled Mary Janes. She hummed a merry tune as the residents of Innsmouth stirred from their slumber.

“Here, fishy fishy!”

Rotting front doors opened and hybrids emerged.

A magical twist of Alice’s parasol transformed the light umbrella into an air-cooled, belt-fed, 7.62mm caliber, M60 general-purpose machine gun. An indiscriminate 360° arc of killing firepower tore waves of rushing amphibious horrors to chummy shreds.

Beyond Devil Reef, Dagon burst through the water. Alice loaded another ammo belt into the M60.

“Let’s rock, fish face.”

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    Richard Charles Davidson about 3 years ago

    Great drabble HS! But what happens to Alice when Azathoth & Sheb-Teth & Cthulhu himself show up?!

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    Horrorshow about 3 years ago

    Haha! Thanks, Richard! That might be the appropriate time for Alice to disappear back down the rabbit hole! ;-)

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    Drew Martyn about 3 years ago

    Alice with attitude and arms, love it!!

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    Horrorshow about 3 years ago

    Glad you enjoyed it, Drew! Thank you for taking the time to comment. :-)

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    Jonathan Mills about 3 years ago

    Nice light twist on the Innsmouth story - light fantasy meets brooding horror. I think a lot of the Lovecraft stuff derives its horror from being insurmountable - where nothing you or anyone can do will stop it. Therefore, the whole light, magical bullet girl works particularly well because it destroys that feeling. Nice job. Um just now realising its also a bit anime.

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    Jonathan Mills about 3 years ago

    Not that anime isn't good, I like anime as long as it steers clear of the whole dagon/alice tentacle rape scenario. That's a whole different area.

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    Horrorshow about 3 years ago

    Great to get your thoughts, Jonathan; thank you for commenting. :-)

    I'm a HPL purist and I usually dislike anything that makes light of the Cthulhu Mythos, so I guess this drabble shows me up as a bit of a hypocrite. It was fun to write though and I wanted to compose something that combined my fascination with Lovecraft and Lewis Carroll. I have written about Alice before in a Victorian Steampunk-esque environment but not here. Perhaps down the line I'll recalibrate said writings into drabbles.

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    Michael D. Brooks about 3 years ago

    Ha, ha! I guess Alice doesn't live there anymore. "Stiletto heeled Mary Janes" put me on my guard.

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    Horrorshow about 3 years ago

    @Chloe - glad you got something out of it. Thanks for reading.

    @Michael - haha! You should *always* be on guard if stiletto heeled Mary Janes are in the vicinity! ;-)

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    Kate about 3 years ago

    Anyone who can skip through cobbled streets in stilettos deserves respect! #Truth

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    Horrorshow about 3 years ago

    Haha! Thank you for reading and commenting, Kate. :-)

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    Josh Peters about 3 years ago

    Silly :)

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    Horrorshow about 3 years ago

    I quite agree, Josh! Thanks for commenting :-)

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    A. Jones about 3 years ago

    You make me say god d/#n too much! !! Gosh your writing is the bomb
    The adrenaline I feel reading this! !

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    Horrorshow about 3 years ago

    Thank you so much for the lovely feedback, A. Jones; you're being terribly kind! :-)

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