The Thing in the Water: a Lovecraftian Short Story by Mercy Loomis
Approx. 5,340 words.
Published on December 1, 2012.
Even a Caribbean cruise can't distract artist Daniel Bradshaw from his pending divorce. Then he meets Cliff. The old man’s interest in Daniel’s art is a much-needed ego boost, and Cliff even charms Daniel's worrywart sister and her uncouth husband. In short, Cliff seems like a godsend…and he is. Just not the god any of them expected.