Oyster War by Ben Towle

Oyster War

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  1. F6F5Hellcat

    F6F5Hellcat said, about 1 month ago

    Ha, I was right. Right angle and she’s unharmed. But the urn is a bit fishy.

  2. Three Steps Over Japan

    Three Steps Over Japan said, about 1 month ago

    Well, that leaves one selkie unharmed. But, for how much longer?
    Will the oysters ever be safe?

  3. F6F5Hellcat

    F6F5Hellcat said, about 1 month ago

    @Three Steps Over Japan

    Chessie will eat her. And the oysters feast on what comes out the other end.


    Yeah, I kinda grossed myself out there.

  4. rshive

    rshive said, about 1 month ago

    Thirty feet under is a good place for that urn. Until another story needs it.

  5. Nabuquduriuzhur

    Nabuquduriuzhur said, about 1 month ago

    Tough clay to take a bullet and not be shattered.

  6. Nabuquduriuzhur

    Nabuquduriuzhur said, about 1 month ago

    @Three Steps Over Japan

    So long as there are people who like to eat things that appear to have been snorted out the nose, no oyster is safe…

  7. cindyorch

    cindyorch said, about 1 month ago

    because it touched the ground doesn’t she become a slave to the tentacled guy and the bay??? I think he had said that earlier……

  8. Three Steps Over Japan

    Three Steps Over Japan said, about 1 month ago

    @cindyorch

    Technically, the tablet that gave the instructions for controlling Monk said that you have to beware his guile or he will control you. We don’t know what happens to someone holding the urn if it hits ground, yet.

  9. Night-Gaunt49

    Night-Gaunt49 said, about 1 month ago

    It means loss of contact and the creature will either go crazy and attack everyone or fade away.

  10. LowellMorrison

    LowellMorrison said, about 1 month ago

    @Nabuquduriuzhur

    MMmm, who said it was clay? It’s solidified sea critters perhaps, or perhaps Iron or perhaps…..

  11. F6F5Hellcat

    F6F5Hellcat said, about 1 month ago

    @cindyorch

    Monk said earlier he doesn’t control Chessie because he’s not Chessie’s true master. The Chesapeake Bay is the sea serpent’s true master. In fact all sea life in the bay calls it their master according to Monk. The tablet says:


    “Here’s John Clark Monk of Tilghman Isle whose feet mustn’t touch dry ground. At harvest moon’s midnight, these words recite on the phantom isle of the sound.


    “Called by one who holds the urn say the words again faster and John Clark Monk returns, calling creatures of the sea to come obey their master.


    “Speak these words but beware his guile least you be his ever after.”


    Fink himself said not to let the urn touch the ground. And monk said all sea life in the bay must obey the bay and not him. Though that could be guile.

  12. cindyorch

    cindyorch said, about 1 month ago

    I still don’t think I would want to be in her shoes at this point in time! Thanks for all the clarification……

  13. Nabuquduriuzhur

    Nabuquduriuzhur said, about 1 month ago

    @LowellMorrison

    Good question. It looks like a thrown clay vase.

  14. Three Steps Over Japan

    Three Steps Over Japan said, about 1 month ago

    Salt-hardened clay. Harder than diamonds and rarer than platinum. Get yours today! Order a 3-pack and get free shipping!

  15. F6F5Hellcat

    F6F5Hellcat said, about 1 month ago

    @LowellMorrison

    Kting almost sounds like my dad and I years ago shooting water filled soda cans with my air rifle. The fun part was adding a little dye (red and green worked best, and hanging the cans from a tree then tring to hit along one edge so they spun as the water came out. Point is, they were aluminum cans so you may be on to something with the iron.

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