Danger Bay—Episode 1—Strangers Arrive!

Season I, Chapter 1, Episode 1:

By Jay Merton (writing as Molly Halloran)

Medlar Farkleberry, current owner of the Danger Bay Star Gasoline station (full service only, thank you very much), was opening the station early this fine Danger Bay morning, when he noticed a whole gaggle of strangers over to Silverthorn’s Café.

Silverthorn's Cafe 2007 S1 Ep 1 & 2This is odd,” he thought, “we don’t get no strangers stoppin’ by much these days, just me an’ th’ boys getting’ our mornin’ coffee an’ stale doughnuts. Wonder what’s goin’ on?”

Now don’t misread Medlar, known by the locals as Lar, by the way he speaks. He is a very cagey businessman—he has to be, he has accomplished more than most big city gas stations have, a thriving gas station in a village that time and progress has passed by. Not only does he have this station, but a marine gas and diesel outlet right down on the shore of Danger Bay on Big Lake itself, and that little outlet does a very brisk business supplying fuel to the many long-range pleasure cruisers and trawlers making their way along Big Lake’s North Shore.

Let me introduce myself. I’m Molly Halloran, soon to be the manager of the Sparrow Big Lake Cruise Company here in Danger Bay, and the Second Officer of the MV Sparrow. The Sparrow, owned by Jay Merton, “Boomer” Jack Boardman and I, will be based at Danger Bay.

Although Lar doesn’t know it yet, the strangers at the café are Jay, Boomer, & I, my fiancé, Joe Kewl, retired banker Trigg Guudlender, and real estate broker, “Miami” Maggie Dokic.

Lar’s world will soon be tipped on its side—and this is the continuing story of how that comes to pass.

To Be Continued…

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16 Responses to Danger Bay—Episode 1—Strangers Arrive!

  1. Sarah Cooper says:

    Lar better hold onto his hat!


  2. gotbob says:

    Outstanding the story builds!!!


  3. Lenn Harley says:

    Now it’s more inviting. Nice to have folks around.
    I see the fillin’ station. But, no vehicles.


  4. jaymerton says:

    Sarah: Why? Is it windy? Or are you thinking…naw.
    Bob: Yes, but where will it lead?
    Lenn: OK–cars & trucks are pretty far down my “to-draw” list.


  5. Ines says:

    I love visitors!! and Maggie made an appearance!! That’s pretty cool.


  6. Bernice F. says:

    Very good, Jay! Your art work is really interesting, and I don’t think I’ll want to miss the further adventures of Jay Merton.


  7. Maggie Dokic says:

    When did Molly and Joe get engaged? I need to stop working so much and stop in more often. Congrats to both of them. Can’t wait to go on one of your cruises!


  8. jaymerton says:

    Ines: We’ll make sure you have a reserved cabin on our first cruise.
    Bernice: Watch this space, more coming.
    Hi Maggie: They got engaged in that time between the last Codger Melodrama and this post, I guess. Molly didn’t even tell me, her creator. Imagine that!


  9. Lysa says:

    Ohhh this is going to be good! I can’t wait!

    Um… where is Daisy?


  10. jaymerton says:

    Lysa: Contract dispute (we’re 14 dog-biscuits apart).


  11. 14 dog biscuits! Over how much time? Doesn’t Daisy know she has to keep her girlish figure?


  12. jaymerton says:

    Annual contract.


  13. Maggie Dokic says:

    dog biscuits… ha ha ha ha and big hearty guffaw to Bonnie for her comment.


  14. jaymerton says:

    Maggie: That Bonnie, a regular comedienne!


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