Check That Island Off The List

“Come on, #open the train #window. It’s a #barrier to having a good #palaver.” “Well, yes, you’re going into #exile.” “Don’t be #stern. I had no idea your #culture was so unreasonable.” “He shouldn’t have grabbed your bottom, but you turned him into a puddle of goo!”

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Well, it could be

“Why is it called a #cataract?” she asked, #peering over the edge. “What’s the #connection to eyes?” “A brokenhearted girl with #sapphire eyes prayed for #revenge, and the gods made her #pure tears a torrent to drown her errant lover.” “Is that true?” “Probably not.”

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Ruler of All He Sees

“The next #opportunity for the #ritual is years from now. Take the #plunge, or don’t. I have others interested.” The greedy bastard drank the #cool, #fragrant potion, eager for power and wealth. He had plenty now, but only within the painting where she’d trapped his #spirit.

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Occupational Hazards

I #jump on the #late #ferry and see a #new ferryman. “Where’s Mort?” I ask. “Fell overboard and his #essence dissolved,” says the #bony figure without a trace of #compassion. The commute to the underworld is like that sometimes, I think, squinting against the #salt spray.

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Don’t Take Your Onion Farmers For Granted

“Welcome to the Obscure History #Club meeting. Today Margo presents on the #Onion #Insurrection of 1526.” “Thank you, Pete. This is a real-life #fable of underseasoned stew, #defiant farmers, and #optimistic palace cooking staff unfamiliar with how to identify poisonous roots.”

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