266. The Polarians worshipped three gods

The Polarians worshipped three gods.

Naqttom, lady of light was usually portrayed as a three-headed deity, as Polaris Ceti orbited three suns. Haxxul,  lord of the seas, had the appearance of an animal not unlike the narwhals that once roamed Earth’s oceans. Effigies of both were present in nearly every temple on the planet, surrounded by money and milk, the appeasement offers of choice for most Polarians.

Always absent in the temple was Dormag, their god of darkness.



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12 thoughts on “266. The Polarians worshipped three gods

  1. Bruce Goodman says:

    Well, that one was bloody brilliant mate. From now on, I’ll admit I write crap.

  2. That was awesome! Reminded of Arthur Clarke’s “Childhood’s End” in a way.

  3. Kedar says:

    Brilliant! Loved it!

  4. I wasn’t expecting that ending; another good flash fiction.

  5. zookyworld says:

    This is seriously good, dude.

  6. kellygrow says:

    Wow, awesome that humans are their god of darkness. 😀

  7. Very Bradybury-esque!

  8. russtowne says:

    Perfect punch line!

  9. Lullaby says:

    Great one! Thanks, David

  10. Laurie Welch says:

    Oh my. This is the first story I read by you and it is so visual. Please consider fleshing this out at some point. I would read it!

  11. Really good piece.

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