Embrace Engineering


“Then using the continuity equation, we…”

The ceiling closed in to a circular point around the visitor’s mysterious symbols. We did not understand but jotted them in notebooks and promised to use them on pipes…


This Lovecraftian flash was inspired by Sammi Cox’s Weekend Writing Prompt #150, continuity. The continuity equation is used in fluid dynamics to describe continuous flow and conserve mass/energy. Since Lovecraft was traumatized with geometry, I thought I’d use that equation to cause even MORE trauma.

20 thoughts on “Embrace Engineering

  1. Tom Darby says:

    This is perfect. It can head in any direction at any point. Good, bad. Jus’ perfect. And you know how I love a good HPL storyline!

  2. Jules says:

    I watch (perhaps too much) Sci-fi. We’ve been watching reruns of the Star Trek with Capt Janeway. I can’t believe all the ones I didn’t remember… It must have been at an in between time… no way to record it and to late to stay up and watch it (soon after my children were down for the night – so was I… Or maybe the timing conflicted with another show?

    Anyway point I was trying to make I see that worm hole as that continuity equation – maybe with some time travel added for spice. 😉

    • H.R.R. Gorman says:

      Voyager is fantastic! One of my favorite episodes is the one with the Fear clown. That last line is delivered so, so well.

      And I’m glad you can visualize a form of continuity equation.

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