Danger Bay—Episode 6—Hey, I know you

by Jay Merton (writing as Molly Halloran)

PREVIOUSLY: And then the café door opened, and in walked…

Inside Silverthorn’s Ines arrives ©2007-08 Jay Merton & New Codgers“Hey I know you,” Jay greeted with a big smile, “You’re…”

“Hola amigos!” the familiar looking stranger greeted, interrupting Jay, “Deseo hablar con el dueño de la nave* ‘Sparrow’.”

“…Ines!” Jay continued, “Welcome to our little fantasy world. Ella es un barco.* Maggie runs the land based part of ‘Sparrow Cruises,’ you know Maggie of course, and Molly is the boat’s captain.”

“Hi Ines,” Maggie greeted, “this is a long way from Miami, no? Are you here to join us?”

“I wish a cruise on your magnificent ship—er—boat.” Ines replied.

“All Big Lake vessels are called boats,” explained Molly, “even the thousand-footers. Funny thing, the smaller salt-water vessels that cross the lake to the Twin Ports, are called ‘ships’,”

“Just a cruise for now,” Ines replied, “I would like to see this Big Lake of yours.”

“I’m sorry,” Boomer said, placing his mug of organically & shade-grown, fair-trade, French Roast coffee on the counter, “I didn’t catch your last name.”

“Let me think about that,” she replied, “I’ll get back to you. Maggie, let me see your magnificent—boat!”


* Spanish courtesy of “Babel Fish,” any errors also courtesy of “Babel Fish,” I don’t speak Spanish—Molly.

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11 Responses to Danger Bay—Episode 6—Hey, I know you

  1. Buenas dias! Babel or not, nice try. I only know how to ask for the beer and bathroom. Oh, and how to post bond. 🙂


  2. Ines says:

    Did you know today is my birthday? This is the BEST gift EVER!!! I’m doing the cabbage patch because I’m taking a trip on the big ship….er……I mean boat!!!


  3. Wow!! Ines a cruise for your bday. What a deal. Enjoy the boat ride. I’m jealous:)


  4. jaymerton says:

    Peep: That last part is the most important! 😉
    Ines: Best gift ever??? WOW! You’re welcome!
    BB: You and TLW are already drawn–just give the word.


  5. George Souto says:

    Jay, Ines makes a great addition to your blog, she will keep things hoping for sure.


  6. jaymerton says:

    George: I’m sure she will!


  7. Sarah Cooper says:

    INES!!! Give Granddad Jay a hug for me! 🙂

    I love it when worlds collide like this! LOL!


  8. jaymerton says:

    Granddaughter: You MUST know that I’d be DE-lighted to draw your likeness and invite you aboard the Sparrow! Ines asked for a caricature—and it took a little while to produce it—but our timing couldn’t have been better. 😉


  9. Lysa says:

    Oh Wow, this is getting better and better!


  10. Ines says:

    Do you still need my last name or are you playing with me?


  11. jaymerton says:

    Lysa: More fun to come! 😉
    Ines: Yes, a “Danger Bay” last name–as Maggie has. You may of course be just you with your own name.


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