“The Thing That Should Not Be”

Hello!

Here’s a bit of fiction for your enjoyment.
It’s called, “The Thing That Should Not Be.”

Aaron Cohen is an exemplary crypto-linguistics student, but for all his skill with languages, he can’t seem to tell Cherri that he likes her. When they recite a seemingly innocuous poem from an arcane text, their minor incongruities take on a dire context.

(Acknowledgments: The title comes from the title of a Metallica song and, like the song, was inspired by the writing of H.P. Lovecraft)