Scariest Creatures in the Sea


Scariest Creatures in the Sea

I live close to the Atlantic Ocean. The beach is an eight minute drive. People swim. People fish. People eat seafood.

Not me.

I do not indulge in the sea. I have stated that sea creatures are both fascinating and disgusting. I’m fascinated when they are behind glass for viewing, I’m disgusted when they are swimming around my feet at the beach.

A recent trip to the Atlantis Aquarium in Riverhead just confirms my discomfort and anxiety about (some) sea-life. It turns out Lovecraft didn’t need much prodding from his imagination to fuel the nightmare creatures of his stories.

Note: These pics are not mine. They are ©  to whomever shot them/owns them. Enjoy!

Just in case any of you think these creatures are not big enough to harm you…

The following is an prologue that precedes my yet unpublished short story ‘Stormbringer‘. Thought this would be a nice time to share it with you:

“I don’t know why anyone would want to live on the shoreline of the Northern Atlantic. Beneath the murky depths lies an alien world of hidden atrocities – a multitude of species – monstrous likes that could not be paralleled by our worst nightmares.”
Michael Thomas-Knight (2009)

related stories:
It Came From Beneath the Sea
Lovecraft in Film