Thursday, June 20, 2024

The Shadow At The Bottom Of The World

For the skeleton of the thing should have been merely two crosswise planks.  We verified this common fact with its maker, and he swore that no other materials had been used.  Yet the shape that stood before us was of a wholly different nature.  It was something black and twisted into the form of a man, something that seemed to have come up from the earth and grown over the wooden planks like a dark fungus, consuming the structure.

- Thomas Ligotti