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Voyage of the Piquant-Part 3
Aholl drove the ship by sheer force of will, studying the charts endlessly as he tried to anticipate the moves of his enemy, training his crew in the secret arts of maritime combat, sniffing the briny air for a hint of where his prey might be hiding. Never once did he take advantage of our seemingly endless array of entertainment features to unwind and get away from it all. Whether it was wisdom, instinct, or madness that drew him on, I know not. He was a man with a purpose on a ship full of cruisers, and we found ourselves infected by his unforgiving quest for revenge.
No matter who is captain on a cruise ship, routine is always the king. So adapting to this sudden shift in our well-lubed pattern took its toll on the officers and staff. Louis and his massage team pulled many a late shift, I can report, as we all scrambled to shape Aholl's militant orders to a palatable form for our passengers. Trying to make the effort of preparing for battle with a monstrous squid into a luxurious an
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Voyage of the Piquant-Part 2
Captain Wellington's only attempt to take back the ship ended almost as soon as it began. Reasoning that every man, even a mad one, had to sleep, the captain assigned us to watch Aholl all through the night as the gristly squid-hunter stood vigil on the bridge. It wasn't long before Aholl seemed to drop off in the sumptuous captain's chair, but when Wellington gingerly reached for the harpoon gun, one of Aholl's bloodshot eyes bulged open. The harpoon tip bobbed and pointed at Wellington's generous belly, and our captain let out a squeak and stumbled away.
"I think he is actually still asleep," I whispered to the shaky captain. "His eye never focused on you."
"Well you try and take that thing away from him, then!" Wellington hissed.
I declined.
We retreated together to the officer's lounge to confer with the rest of the staff, leaving Aholl in sole possession of the bridge. Wellington delivered the news to our colleagues that our attempted mutiny had come up short. Everyone expressed t
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Voyage of the Piquant-Part 1
Call me Irving. The tale I am about to relate is a story of obsession, madness, the power of the sea, and other heavy stuff like that.
I was serving as Chief Activity Coordinator aboard the Piquant, a six-hundred foot cruise ship operating off the Pacific Northwest. We were late in the season, perhaps our last run along the Canadian coastline, when we found ourselves drawn into a nightmare of unspeakable proportions. It began on a normal day, during the normal routine, on a cruise that seemed no different from the hundreds I had seen in my career.
A seaman is supposed to be able to sense a storm coming, and I suppose I must've gained some of that legendary faculty for precognition during my years on the sea. I first felt a sense of dread as I was guiding my group of passengers through their early evening routine.
"And ready... now drain!" I checked my stopwatch, ticking off the standard seventeen seconds. "Good... now shake! Two, three, four. Now retract... and zip! Group three,
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My face is three stars
My face is three stars-
my eyes which are bright, so bright
watching you from the sky like all the little angels
in the greeting cards that are supposed to make you feel better
because nobody understands how you really feel
how you can't feel anything anymore
that there is nothing anymore that makes sense
that there can be no God is this world
without humming while she does the dishes
There is no one who understands because
no one really wants to know about anyone else
we ignore what we don't want to see and put on a smiling veneer,
my mouth which is also a star says so,
from it fall sparkling lies which people believe
even though they shouldn't
And while I watch you I see
your face as a star
one I want to put up in the sky
with the sick black smiling eyes of what was once God.
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February 2009 HaikuWriMo
firetruck siren-
cats creep away in slow motion
the new horse
doesn't know
it's shedding time
front page news
flapping in the bare branches
power lines down-
build a fire and
get out the ugly quilt
overnight snow
only pawprints
driving by
every time we laugh-
green toilet in the pasture
sunny arena-
coats draped over the chairs
we find the horse
behind the shed
out of the wind
reading the newspaper
around the cat
windows whistle
and trees shake
as the wind comes off the mountains
in the street
only the snow falling
a little daylight left
when I get home tonight
my breath steams
and the dogshit
candlelight reflecting
on the glass-
beyond it the snow falls
reflected on the glass-
the snow falls beyond.
grandpa gently bundling up
the snowman
ground is cold
even through the soles of my shoes
I walk on the bicycle track
while the dog explores the grass
squeaky dog toy
my new alarm clock
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Grayson Towler
United States
Current Residence: Colorado
Favourite photographer: Andrew Young
Operating System: Mac OS 10.5
MP3 player of choice: iTunes
Shell of choice: Nautilus
Wallpaper of choice: I have it randomized
Skin of choice: Bulletproof
Favourite cartoon character: Nausicaa, Daffy Duck, Bugs Bunny, Kenshin, Ryouga, Radical Ed, Faye, Elric Bros., Elastigirl
Personal Quote: Never laugh at live dragons!
After a hiatus of several years, I've come back to Thunderstruck. I'm now doing this in a new way -- full-page color comics, delivered once a month on the current schedule, and hopefully greater progress in the story with each installment.

This is a turnaround after my big goodbye in '09, but I realized that I had time now to balance my writing efforts and the comic, so long as I stopped trying to do the heavy lifting of a 3-per-week schedule. I'll be posting art and updates here on my Deviant account as well (another thing that has been fallow for a long time).
  • Listening to: Pacific Rim Soundtrack
  • Reading: Science Set Free
  • Watching: Sherlock Season 3
  • Playing: Assassin's Creed 4
  • Eating: Meatballs
  • Drinking: In Moderation


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