The Jade God. First published in Unaussprechlichen Kulten #2 (Editions Samarcande, July 1992). 1400 words, unfinished. Originally an untitled story (“I started up . . .”), the title was likely by Glenn Lord.
The Jade God is a green jade statue of a winged ape. The ape is reclining, and grinning in a hideous and evil way. The statue was between two and three feet tall. It was also extremely heavy for its size.
The Jade God appears in the short story The Jade God by Robert E. Howard along with his characters Conrad and Kirowan.
When first encountered the statue came to life and attacked, only finally being subdued by being trapped in a pool of tar and set on fire. This burned the creature to death. Kirowan theorised that it was originally a living monkey changed through surgery by Fu Manchu, or even a Tcho-Tcho.
- UNAUSSPRECHLICHEN KULTEN #2, Editions Samarcande, July 1992
- THE NEW HOWARD READER #3, Marek, November 1998
- TALES OF WEIRD MENACE, REH Foundation Press, January 2011
- LES OMBRES DE CANAAN, Bragelonne, February 2013 (French, as untitled “I started up . . “)
- PICTURES IN THE FIRE, REH Foundation Press, June 2018