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"11:55, almost midnight. Enough time for one more story. One more story before midnight, just to keep us warm. In five minutes, it will be the 21st of April. One hundred years ago on the 21st of April, out in the waters around Spivey Point, a small clipper ship drew toward land. Suddenly, out of the night, the fog rolled in. For a moment, they could see nothing, not a foot in front of them. Then, they saw a light. By God, it was a fire burning on the shore, strong enough to penetrate the swirling mist. They steered a course toward the light. But it was a campfire, like this one. The ship crashed against the rocks, the hull sheared in two, mast snapped like a twig. The wreckage sank, with all the men aboard. At the bottom of the sea, lay the Elizabeth Dane, with her crew, their lungs filled with salt water, their eyes open, staring to the darkness. And above, as suddenly as it come, the fog lifted, receded back across the ocean and never came again. But it is told by the fishermen, and their fathers and grandfathers, that when the fog returns to Antonio Bay, the men at the bottom of the sea, out in the water by Spivey Point will rise up and search for the campfire that led them to their dark, icy death."

























Date: 2010-11-08 11:16 am (UTC)From: [identity profile] technotom.livejournal.com
The Mars snapped like a twig? You'd think it would sort of bend, and maintain a series of looping, drooping caramel strands betwixt the two pieces. Did you mean Flake?

Date: 2010-11-08 11:33 am (UTC)From: [identity profile] grahamb.livejournal.com

I guess in troubled waters you'll need to use whatever confection you have to hand.

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Date: 2010-11-08 11:57 am (UTC)From: [identity profile] technotom.livejournal.com
I suppose if you sewed together several thousand Mars wrappers you could make some sort of wetsuit to assist with being alive. Take a while to get together though come to think of it.

Tell me Mr. B, how is things up there? Do you still live in the same place? Who lives with you in the locale?

You see, in Never, Never the 21st, when my car's ready, coming up your way is very much what I fancy doing. But who is still there?

Date: 2010-11-08 01:04 pm (UTC)From: [identity profile] grahamb.livejournal.com

Let's see, we have [livejournal.com profile] dryad_wombat, [livejournal.com profile] zotz, [livejournal.com profile] actionreplaygirl, and I don't know if you ever met [livejournal.com profile] ultravioletman who used to DJ at the calling but he's up here too.

Date: 2010-11-08 01:21 pm (UTC)From: [identity profile] technotom.livejournal.com
Good good, I was hoping to see those names. I'll let you know closer to Never.

Date: 2010-11-08 09:24 pm (UTC)From: [identity profile] dryad-wombat.livejournal.com
It would be excellent to see you!

Date: 2010-11-09 11:15 am (UTC)From: [identity profile] technotom.livejournal.com
Yes it would be legendary!

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