A serial writer’s notebook ~ from the pen behind Lore of the Underlings, an episodic epic…
This week’s sample of upcoming Lore features some pun fun based on the classic Humphrey Bogart film The Caine Mutiny.
Of course on the Lore‘s island of Syland, those famous strawberries turn into syberries. Hope you enjoy them just the same!
The clerk took hold of Exhibit A, the cane, and stuck it in the floor, not far from where Treygyn was hung out to dry. A droopy sack was attached at the top. He poked it. He peered inside.
Bylo was beside himself. “Impossible!” the big boor blubbered. “My men found that bag by the quagmire, on the fen way to Blue Bayou. Hidden in the reeds and milkweed. It was full of sandwiches — tree nut butter and syberries.”
“Ah, but the syberries,” Freebird teased, with a razz from his crow’s nest on Ho-man’s head. “Awk! It tastes like mutiny to me.”
The Finder wheeled to confront his crew.
“We was hungry.”
“And them sammies was delishes.”
All their excuses fell on deaf ears, in fact steam rose from both of Bylo’s.
But judge Fyryx had heard enough. “You can conduct your court martial later. Exhibit B is what interests me…”
Speaking of classic films, I left out the part with the “citizen’s cane“. Hmmm. Maybe I’ll still slip in Rosebud somewhere…
[Photo: Mystic Seaport – Mystic, Connecticut, USA]