It's been a long time since I've read a novel that wasn't a part of a neverending series. I knew what was coming, and yet, it made for a warm and comfy read. Great for chilly weather, coffee breaks and bedtime reads.
Itchy stubble, blank canvases, they set off across the Atlantic. 'Til the big Devil found them. Wounded. Yet their sails now spoke of blood and chivalry.
My nose found it before my tongue. I shut my eyes and drank deeply, following it with a bite of rusk. I rolled over and landed with a thud. The morning I craved for existed countries away. In scorching hot steel tumblers.
Stu stormed into the testing facility to assess the damage. This was the fifth lab to be targeted by the Liberator. 'GET THE AUTHORITIES!' The infamous Baha Men single blared over the PA system. The Liberator was also notorious for his humour.
'We'll be on the beach again soon,' she croaked, through the tubes. I nodded, hardly looking up from The Gruffalo. So I waited. At the beach. Everyday. For fifty years. And realized not long ago, that I was the one running late.
'Morning,' I mumbled, and sat down at the counter. He set a plate of pancakes under my nose. He never asked. I never said. I pulled the bathrobe around me a little tighter. He ignored the two wine glasses in the sink.
The crash had left my face unrecognisable. Every morning, they'd find me balled up in the bathtub, weeping incessantly. I could never remember why. Eventually I'd find the mirror. They'd patched me up with skin grafts; a grotesque mutation.
Grandma told me I'd have to kiss a lot of frogs to find the right man. Didn't realise the wrong ones would decorate her stone garden.
Almost ran over the little guy on my way home. Figured I'd love having him around, so here he is. ‘Twas only a month later, when the moon appeared in all its fullness, That I realized I'd brought home a wolf pup.
The air was abuzz with excitement. 'Twas a full house; 'the revelation of the century' demanded it. The red split down the centre moments later and a spotlit creature came into view. Others applauded the roar of an engineered sphinx, while all I could hear was the caterwauling of a chimera afire.