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.
“This 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…