East of Constantinople, West of Shanghai

Writing Prompt – Temp Job from Hell




Art by Will Murai

Something a little different, but pulpy indeed.
What’s the story?

Author: Davide Mana

Paleontologist. By day, researcher, teacher and ecological statistics guru. By night, pulp fantasy author-publisher, translator and blogger. In the spare time, Orientalist Anonymous, guerilla cook.

5 thoughts on “Writing Prompt – Temp Job from Hell

  1. There are some horrors that plague our species, that unveil themselves once every month, that are so horrid that even the distant moon takes refuge behind scudding clouds. There are some doors best left unopened, some beasts left undisturbed and some ancient venoms best left corked.
    She slipped through darkened hallways, hugging close to the walls and staying in the shadows. She wasn’t supposed to be here, not at this late hour but the temptation to see… to know… was too great to resist.
    But all it took was one wrong turn and a shrill wail pierced the darkened offices when their paths crossed, shock and fear and pain in equal proportions.
    When one of the Research Department’s pathetic little experiments wanders out of it’s containment area and tears a $95 cap-sleeved cashmere sweater vest forty-five minutes before her first date in three months, all should fear the wrath of the Head of Human Resources.


  2. Something about HPL and Dashiel Hammet?


  3. Thanks. Will Murai does nice work. http://www.willmurai.com/


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