Blackmouth Beach is a new short story inspired by HP Lovecraft’s Cthulhu mythos and revolves around a couple who have moved to the Jurassic Coast town of Blackmouth to escape the bland urbanisation of Sydney and London. As they settle into their new lives it seems the town has secrets they could only guess at.
“Drongos!” muttered Bambrah, slamming the brown bag down on the kitchen table.
“What’s the matter love?” I asked, opening the fridge and rearranging the vegetable shelf as she started to pass the contents of the bag. She paused, hands on hips.
“I was coming back past the bakery and some idiot in a blacked out ute bombed down the road towards the beach. They could’ve killed someone the speed they were doing”.
“Well, you know what Fossil Beach is like, the tourists can’t wait to get down there with a hammer. They all think they’ll find the next T-Rex!”
She smiled a little then and passed me the milk.“It was Ozraptors back home. I’ve seen that Range Rover before though. Last week parked down Sea Lane. Bunch of preppy kids with clipboards, seemed to be asking people lots of questions.”
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