Happy St. Patrick’s Day:
“A sea funnel neared the starboard side of the ship. The compact tempest crouched and sprang, grew smaller and larger, finally to leap out of the sea and to fly across the gulf between where it had been and where it would be. Suddenly, it was upon the two men shoving them into the benches with a wave of water --
Then gone --
Leaving behind a naked woman.
Rising, Jax was restrained by a firm hand on his shoulder. ‘Don’t go near her till she’s got her, uh, er, ship legs,’ Angus said. ‘She’s a selkie. They can be a bit testy until the end of the transformation’” -- “’Let me do the talkin Yank. I’ve seen Clare clear a pub of longshoreman on a Saturday night for insultin a barmaid, or, ah, just for passin gas.’” - from the short story: The Three Travelers by Kevin O’Kendley (in short story section of Carbuncle Moon).
To friends and family:
“I'll drink to our coffins: may they be built from the wood of a hundred-year-old oak tree that I’ll plant tomorrow.” - author unknown
Please give to St. Baldrick’s Foundation: 1333 South Mayflower Avenue, Suite 400/ Monrovia, California 91016/ 888-899-2253/ firstname.lastname@example.org
A carbuncle is a roiled mass of skin or a beautiful gem. The incredible gem is pictured in the logo below and at the bottom of the short story section...
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