The Colour Out of Space

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  • A MYSTERIOUS ASTEROID CRASHES DOWN IN A FIELD IN A REMOTE FARMING TOWN IN MASSACHUSETTS. UPON INVESTIGATING THE ASTEROID, THE VILLAGERS FIND DOZENS OF SMALL ORBS IN THE ROCK THAT ARE A COLOR OUTSIDE OF THE KNOWN VISUAL SPECTRUM.
  • THE COLOUR OUT OF SPACE BY: H.P. LOVECRAFT GENRE: FICTION, COSMIC HORROR
  • SCIENTISTS COME TO INVESTIGATE, BUT THE ORBS DISAPPEAR BEFORE THEY ARE ABLE TO DETERMINE ANYTHING ABOUT THEM.
  • OVER THE COURSE OF SEVERAL MONTHS, THE FARMERS NOTICE THE CROPS BECOME INEDIBLE AND START TO GLOW THE SAME COLOR AS THE ORBS. ONE OF THE FARMER'S WIVES HAS A MENTAL BREAKDOWN.
  • AFTER SEVERAL MORE MONTHS, ALL THE CROPS AND ANIMALS IN THE AREA DISSOLVE INTO A GREY POWDER AND DIE. MORE OF THE VILLAGERS GO INSANE.
  • POV: FIRST PERSON THEME: HUMANITY IS INSIGNIFICANT INTERESTING FACT: IT WAS ORIGINALLY PUBLISHED IN A MAGAZINE
  • MANY OF THE VILLAGERS DISSOLVE INTO GREY POWDER, AND EVEN MORE DECIDE TO LEAVE THE AREA. ONE OF THE FARMER'S SONS DECIDES TO INVESTIGATE THE WELL AFTER THE WATER ITSELF TURNS GREY. HE NEVER RETURNS.
  • ONE OF THE SURVIVING FARMERS BRINGS THE POLICE TO THE WELL. WHEN THEY ARRIVE, THEY WITNESS ONE OF THE ORBS EXIT THE WELL AND SHOOT OFF INTO SPACE. ALL THOSE WHO SURVIVED GO INSANE UPON REALIZING THAT THE ORBS ARE USING THE SURROUNDING LIFE AS A FUEL TO RETURN TO SPACE.
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