voyage of the seadragon

the fog was beginning to lift now and sean could just make out the crest of a treeline above the emerald breakers. "tie off that bowline, and bring her about boys, this might get tricky." sean had sailed these waters before but felt uneasy about this whole trip. "take in that slack peter, we don't want that mast on our heads." peter looked out over the churning waters of tah'ua bay and spotted the others, "looks like we've got company boss." sean had lost the annual hawaiian schooner classic three years in a row. "i'll be damned if that bitch is going to overtake the seadragon!" sean howled as he fastened the forward lines. the fog had all but dissipated and the wind was picking up fast from the east. "boss, we need to let the lines out, the seadragon can't take this wind!" peter said as the ropes burned into his hands. "damn you boy, hold fast those lines!" sean bellowed over the whipping gail winds. "okay thats enough, time to get out sean, your hands are turning into prunes and your making a mess!" sean's mother said as she pulled the plug on his now luke-warm bath. "and take out all the boats, something is going to get sucked down the drain!" she said as she held out the towel. sean looked back at the seadragon caught in the swirling waters and thought to himself, "oh this ain't over bitch, this ain't over by a sight."

18 comments:

Perfect Virgo said...

Superflywebpimp you've pulled it off again! A cautionary tale of luke-warm bathtubs and prunes and emerald breakers. I can almost smell the salty sea breeze, you clever young scamp you!

RuKsaK said...

Glad to see you're posting regular again - you might make it into one of my groovy buttons yet - you are a unique and excellent voice amongst us all.

Brian said...

Somehow you manage to capture the fond memories of childhood and warp them. Only true brilliance could do this.

Kim said...

Excellent, as always

Kara said...

It appears that Sean's mom has been keeping the seadragon from winning on purpose. That bitch.

Kim said...

You've been gone for weeks! Where are you???

finnegan said...

like this and don't know how i've missed it all this time. came by way of the SaK.

shiver me nuggets, me butt-plug has got pulled!

RuKsaK said...

I said I was glad to see you posting regularly again - I now retract that statement.

This blog is very good - it would be a true great if you posted more often. I guess I'm just jealous as you probably have a life or something.

rebecca marie said...

oh you superfly
where ever have you gone to
my sadness consumes

tears fall like rain drops
on my dell laptop keyboard
that's missing the v key

come back to blogging
we miss your novels sorely
days no longer full

there, i've resorted to badly written haiku.

Queen Neetee said...

Sometimes you're all the reading I need for the day.

The Complimenting Commenter said...

That was awesome. Thanks for making it interesting and surprising. Well done.

transience said...

anything that starts off with the fog lifting is awesome.

Queen Neetee said...

Thank you again for the tribute, sir superflywebpimp! Only you would know what to give a Queen for a gift.

finnegan said...

So sorry you've been bumped Queeny. I'm the pimp-for-a-day, yeah!

finnegan said...

by the way sfwp, i do like the revamped look along with all the other tricky pages and humourous pulp covers you've fabricated.

boulies said...

I love this. This is my first time here by way of Finnegan's link. You made your characters and surroundings so realistic that your ending took me completely by surprise. Brilliant stuff. I'll be coming back here from now on.

Queen Neetee said...

WHERE ARE YOU! Forgive me for yelling but....I miss what you have to say.

Pat Paulk said...

This is great stuff!!! My girlfriend does the same thing to me when I get all my boats in the tub!! Thoroughly enjoyed!!