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So Long, and Thanks For All the Rides

It was late. Mintred and Neldred were on their way home from Neldred’s retirement party from Municipal Dolphin Transport.

Suddenly, they heard a shout and a splash. Hardly thinking, Neldred dove and kicked, arriving just in time to save the man’s life.

Thus began a series of new aquatic adventures.

This story is based on a series of tweets in which I asked people to guess what form of transport I was riding.


TIM SEVENHUYSEN: The Man Who Couldn’t Stop Breathing

His mighty lungs seethed with an expansive power that rivaled the greatest operatic diva. His inhalations were vortexes. His exhalations were hurricanes.

His breath was like clockwork, a regular, rhythmic, unceasing alternation of perfectly balanced forces.

It was this, alas, that caused his tragic drowning death in the kiddie pool.

This story was based on a title submitted by @inzyster.