Showdown in the End Times

Avatar Author: Garsecg A very strange man whose strangeness is only partially due to Asperger's Syndrome. He is an English major and now a grad student, in case you couldn't tell, fighting a constant struggle to set aside some little time for ... Read Bio

The octopus-headed man looked at her with its large, inky black pupil-less eyes. It held a gun in every single one of its tentacles. “Do you truly think you can defeat me, mortal?”

Jenny Everywhere smiled. “Absolutely.” She cocked her gun and straightened her goggles. “Or are you scared?”

“I am beyond fear now.”

They stood alone in the desert beneath the weird, jagged rock formation that loomed through the night. The crimson-robed man raised his staff. “Draw!” he said.

The Cthulhu Kid fired all of his guns at once. Jenny dodged the bullets and fired at the creature, aiming straight at its head. It hit its mark, bursting through the back and spattering oozy black blood over the desert sands.

Jenny holstered her gun and bent down before the creature. “I’m sorry.”

“It’s too late.” It laughed harshly. “The Old Ones are coming. The stars are right. Look up.”

She looked up in the sky and saw that the stars had taken the shape of a vast, alien creature. She looked it in the eye and stuck out her tongue.

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  1. Avatar Garsecg

    I’m back, and so is Jenny.

    I’ve been mostly working on other projects lately—primarily LNH stories ( I wanted to do something different, and NaFicWriMo came along at the right time.

    I’ve also been wanting to write more with Jenny Everywhere for a while, so for this month, all the NaFicWriMo stories are going to be about her. There’ll be a wide variey of stories across a wide variety of genres. I’ve got western and cosmic horror under my belt; we’ll see what’s next.

  2. Avatar H.S. Wift

    I’ve always loved the Cthulhu mythos, and this was a delightful parody. I’ll admit, I’m not familiar with your works, and with this Jenny Everywhere character, but from this story, I like her. I read the tags, look like I can expect a Jenny filled month.

  3. Avatar neil kant

    Coolness… the Cthulthu kid tagged in the head by Jenny Everywhere.

  4. Avatar Garsecg

    Jenny Everywhere is an open-source character who exists in every universe, can shift between dimensions and and has the memories of all her alternate selves. Everything you can possibly want to know about her is here:

    I don’t think I’ll be able to do the NaFicWriMo thing, unfortunately, but I will get this Jenny Everywhere project done even if I don’t get a story out one per day.

  5. Avatar Garsecg

    Almost forgot:

    The character of Jenny Everywhere is available for use by anyone, with only one condition. This paragraph must be included in any publication involving Jenny Everywhere, in order that others may use this property as they wish. All rights reversed.

  6. Avatar Robert Quick

    Welcome back! I am a little sad that the Cthulu-kid went out so easily but I guess he got the second to last laugh. A month of Jenny Everywhere will be welcome too. Also bonus points for using the Weird, Weird West!