December 21st, 2015
"The King George was a floating Hapsburg Palace. A few minutes wandering among the ornate chandeliers, Old Testament frescoes and teak wainscoting, I came to a fountain with jet sprays, gurgling water, colored lights, naked Romanesque statues with fig leaves -- it was a wishing pool . I saw pennies on the pool bottom, which I took as a clue being a detective and all. Two thoughts hit me simultaneously: one the whole fountain scam could be a subterfuge to cover up the fact that the ship was taking on water and we were sinking; two, I had to use the loo." - Excerpt more-or-less from my novel Otis Moon by Kevin O'Kendley.
An evil man and a good man may look alike but they are not alike.
If I fall from here -- from the hole I'm in -- I’m gonna need to climb a big ladder first.
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