Evan Quinlan

The Great Puppeteer

In Drabbles, Fiction, Short Stories on October 27, 2010 at 5:07 pm

Harold set sail from England aboard the merchant ship Caribdis to follow his dream of studying puppetry in Venice.  Just hours into the voyage he began to notice the crew’s strange behavior: no one ever spoke (not even to each other), no one ever strayed more than a few feet from his post, and each man’s body moved queerly, as if he lacked control over his head and arms.  Only when Harold went below and saw the large tentacles rising through holes in the hull and main deck did he realize he had witnessed the greatest puppet show ever performed.

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