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An artist suspects that her daughter is secretly the avatar of an ancient elephant god intent on vengeance and the destruction of human civilization. From Objects of Worship, this story is part of a “potent, memorable” (New York Review of Science Fiction) speculative fiction collection by Claude Lalumière.

ChiZine Publications (CZP) curates the best of the bizarre, bringing you the most excitingly weird, subtle, dark, and disturbing literary fiction. Look for more titles in the ChiZine short stories collection to build your digital library.


Claude Lalumière is the author of the story collection Objects of Worship and the chapbook The World’s Forgotten Boy and the Scorpions from Hell. In addition to this, he has edited eight anthologies, including the Aurora Award finalist Tesseracts Twelve: New Novellas of Canadian Fantastic Fiction. He has published hundreds of articles and reviews, and he’s the Fantastic Fiction columnist for The Montreal Gazette. With Rupert Bottenberg, Claude is the co-creator of the Lost Myths website: a playful medley of cryptomythological fiction, pantheons, bestiaries, comics, art, games, readings, performances, and more.

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