After the storm

Previously: It was some six hours later when Cap woke to the sound of his alarm—and quickly noticed he wasn’t where he should be. He was in the middle of—where? In the not too far distance, a storm was a’brewin’.

Not a small storm—but a gully-thumper of a storm.

It was then that his biodiesel fueled-electric-hybrid engine failed—not just a little—but completely.

He tried to radio for help—but all systems were down.

A total systems meltdown.

Season Eleven—Adventure 4—Cap—Episode 1: A veteran of some 50 years fishing the big lake—Cap didn’t panic. Although all systems appeared to be non-functional, Cap had some old fashioned equipment aboard—unaffected by the system failure—because they were not part of the system.

MV Maryland & Virginia was becalmed

MV Maryland & Virginia was becalmed

He quickly began to assess what he had—and what he could do about his situation. He found what he needed to just survive: There was his survival kit—containing dried fruit, hardtack, and dried meat strips—at least three weeks-worth, water purification filters, a solar-panel electricity generator, and, perhaps the most important find: an old long-wave radio transceiver!

Meanwhile—back in the Port of Danger Bay—after a fine breakfast at Silverthorn’s Café, Edith Sezavich, Cob Pettigrew, Boomer & Daisy, Jay & Sarah Cooper had just finished breakfast when Chris, Sandy, Mandy and her new puppy, Sunshine pulled-up in the restored-by-Farkleberry 1930 Model A Ford station wagon.

Boomer was showing-off his Restored-by-Farkleberry 1956 Ford Ranch Wagon. Both Fords were donated by Karen Thayer to Chris (as she knew Chris was looking for an additional Pawzmobile) and Boomer (as she knew an identical car was his first-ever car back in 1964) after finding them in the garage.

They met outside Silverthorn’s Café

Boomer was showing-off his Restored-by-Farkleberry 1956 Ford Ranch Wagon

All conversation stopped when Chris & Buttons, Sandy, and Mandy got out of the Model A—everybody was excited to meet young Mandy!

Mandy was a little overwhelmed by all people who were welcoming her to Danger Bay—and totally astonished when…

“You are little,” Sunshine arfed.

She had NEVER heard a dog speak! Buttons had not spoken in front of the puppy, or Mandy, as it is just not done by sentient critters before they know if another critter was, indeed sentient, “Careful, young-one, you are in the presence of two Canine Knights-of-the-Realm in the service of Wolvenking Ringo!”

Mandy was completely and utterly astonished, “Th-they can talk?”

To be continued…


About Jack Boardman

Just a little bit of a Curmudgeon.
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11 Responses to After the storm

  1. Lori says:

    First: “gully thumper?” Second: Your illustration of the scene where Boomer is showing off his vehicle is sooo dimensional, Jack. You are mastering perspective. And, oh those trees. Too fine! Congrats on a job well done.


  2. Sarah Cooper says:

    I always love how surprised people are by the animal talk. 😀


  3. Chris Shouse says:

    Love my new Pawz Mobile!

    Liked by 1 person

  4. Daisy Boardman says:

    AR-ROOO!!! Lotsa stuff going-on!

    Liked by 1 person

  5. sgtmajcarl says:

    Talking animals? What’s next…TIME TRAVEL? 😛


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