This third offering, from Episodes from the Zero Hour! Managing Editor Jason Butkowski, is loosely tied to his Rex Rockwell: Weird Game Hunter series of short stories. For more on the adventures of Rex Rockwell, Weird Game Hunter, check out EZH Volume 3: Weird Game Hunter, available now, and look for more Rex Rockwell adventures in the Weird Tales from the Zero Hour! anthology, coming soon.
The Emperess Cicada
by: Jason Butkowski
FROM THE DESK OF GEORGE THADDEUS CROMLEY, Ph.D, TO THE ESTEEMED COLONEL REX ROCKWELL
My dear friend,
I know that it has been far too long since our last communication. My work, unfortunately, leaves little time for idle correspondence; as does your own. However, I have recently come across a matter of interest, and given our shared affection for stories of the strange and unusual, I thought you would enjoy hearing this one.
In many of the native traditions of the indigenous peoples of the American colonies, there exists a peculiar legend about the end of the world. As most aboriginal legends tend to be associated with the natural order of things, this one is no exception. Continue reading