A Dark Fantasy Short
Part of the Short Reads series:
- School Report
- The Leathery Touch of His Grasping Appendage
- The Cricket
- Cephalopods Are So Last Year
- Crouching Wizard, Forbidden Dragon
Even the best-laid plans can be derailed by the arrival of an elder god.
When Kouji moved into his new Tokyo apartment everything was perfect, he even adopts the tiny octopus that had been left by the previous occupant.
But when his girlfriend’s infatuation with the creature turns into obsession and a series of visitors from a mysterious cult appear and bring him gifts of fish, he knows for sure something is wrong.
The Leathery Touch of His Grasping Appendage is a humorous dark fantasy short about relationships, octopodes, unknowable creatures from the deep cosmos, and a tortoise.