Drowning in Land-locked KansasDrowning in Land-locked KansasDrowning in Land-locked Kansas by PuzzledGumshoe
Miles and miles below the surface of the ocean
traveled my teacher and I. To this teacher I have sincerest devotion,
if he had asked me to go to the moon
I would have, just not anytime soon.
We meant to weld a pipe for an underwater colony
in Australia. Daring and full of folly
some would say. Most brave things are.
We welded the pipe and got as far
as halfway when our oxygen tanks sprang a leak.
I could hear and feel it boiling out like a pot of bubble and squeak.
I looked to my teacher. I was sure we had a slim chance yet.
He looked to me too, his face serious behind the helmet that kept out the wet.
“The tanks are leaking,” he radioed our ship.
“There's no blip.
“We can't seem to find you.”
I knew we'd have to swim this salty blue
alone. We could try.
I managed not to cry.
“Well, there's nothing for it,” he said grimly.
“Other than to hope for the best and get on quickly.”
We angled up and pushed to
Pokecurse--Commission for Lawman09PokecursePokecurse--Commission for Lawman09 by PuzzledGumshoe
A wild-haired woman picked up another Tinymushroom and threw it in her satchel. Her peace was broken by an excited yell.
“Growlithe, Flame Wheel!” The woman paused, alarmed, her Persian twined around her bare feet and hissed. Her Pokemon looked east and saw the Flame Wheel before she said. The Persian bulled herself into the woman's knees and knocked her over, but not before the flames ate up the Tinymushrooms and her satchel. A little Pidgey fluttered and squawked with terror and fled into the undergrowth.
The woman scrambled upright, screeching as the burnt remains of the Tinymushroom tumbled from the blackened satchel. The young trainer and his Growlithe crashed onto the scene. The two paused once they spied the woman with her hair standing up and a furious Persian.
“Oh, my goodness!” the young Trainer gasped, his orange hat askew.
“You!” the woman roared. Her Persian hissed as if to punctuate her rage. “You and your
AT: Lethal TransactionAdventure Time with Finn and Jake—Lethal TransactionAT: Lethal Transaction by PuzzledGumshoe
Finn woke up to the sound of pots clanging. He swung out of bed and rubbed his eyes. The clanging stopped to be followed by the crash of silverware on wood. “Jake? Did you get shut in the cabinet again?” he called. Shortly, he heard the oven door bang shut. “Jake, don't get in the oven, do you remember what happened last time?” Still in his pajamas, Finn descended to the kitchen.
“Uh... huh...” he said. All the utensils and cooking ware littered the floor like fallen leaves in autumn. Every door was open to reveal the emptiness inside like doors to plundered treasure chests. Jake was digging around in the space under the sink. He turned at Finn's approach, his yellow jowls wrinkled in irritation.
“We're out of food,” he said sulkily.
“There's nothing left at all?” Finn reached into a cupboard and swept his hand in the corners, dislodging a spider.
“Just these gre
Page's Inferno Part 2 of 2Page's InfernoPage's Inferno Part 2 of 2 by PuzzledGumshoe
"I guess the temple you live in isn't so bad," I told the Bard as we walked the aisle between the mountainous bookshelves.
"Some of the greatest minds convene there. I have never had a dull moment."
"Do you hear arguing up ahead? Sounds like... wheezy old guys."
"That's precisely what is before us."
"Really? Wheezy old people in hell... that's depressing." We walked on and before long I could see the wheezy old guys in person.
"These are the judges of character, Waldorf and Statler," the Bard said, pointing to a tall podium, upon which two small old men were sitting.
"As in... Waldorf and Statler of the Muppets?" I asked, completely thrown for a loop. "The judges are puppets?"
"Hello, down there!" the one called Waldorf roared.
"Ah, hello," Nostalgia settled back in. I had a Muppets tape I adored as a child. "I used to see you both in the Christmas Carol. I liked your Jacob and Robert Marley bit."
"Eh? What'd you say?" Waldorf roared.
"She said she liked the Bob Marley h