Saturday, February 24, 2018

The Lovecraftian Thing a Day (2018) No.55: ‘It was just a colour out of space - a frightful messenger from unformed realms of inifinity’

Sent to me by Prof. McKittrick of Miskatonic Unversity’s Department of Folklore, this curious wall plaque - the product of an unknown local artist - purports to depict the conclusion to various monstrous events and horrible transmutations which afflicted a small hamlet somewhere to the west the of Arkham, where the hills rise wild. These strange occurances were precipitated by the fall of a meteorite in the region at some point during the late 1920s - an incident which was subsequently investigated by a team of researchers from Miskatonic University. To this day, the university refuses to make public the findings of that investigation.

The above artwork was apparently produced from clay found within the well depicted on the piece, which stood close to where the meteorite fell. It is an artefact suffused with a dark iridescence, and ashimmer with unnameable, alien colours and indescribable hues hitherto unknown to the human visual spectrum. Contemplating the thing for any period of time results in my sleep being haunted by nightmares involving freakish transformations, abnormal mutations, and other horrendous metamorphoses which ultimately render the human form into something wholly other...

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