Excerpt from Mindbenders 2: The Fiery Sky
Coming March 12th on Amazon!
the Babu a ship was
sorta like calling McDonalds a restaurant.
was a filthy scow, groaning and leaking at
every rivet, cabin doors that couldn’t
shut proper because the whole boat was
out of frame, coughing and spitting between spurts of power, ferrying
laundry, the finest counterfeit electronics and radioactive chicken
around the South China Sea on a twice-weekly basis, manned by a crew
the audition to be pirates.
pulled on my clothes and backpack and
clanked up the narrow metal steps to the foredeck. Endless sunrise,
every direction and nothing else. Well, almost nothing else—a toothpick
parasol rose from the horizon dead ahead.
took an hour for the parasol to reveal
itself as a huge tree looming over a leafy-topped
island still way in the distance,
sharp cliff on one side and jungle on the other, a steroid pineapple
out of the water.
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