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Crablord, Omnibus

I “All in favour?” Seven of the crabs snapped their claws. “All opposed?” Two, who had not snapped, scuttled away, retreating across the sand back to the sea. “The motion carries. The turtles will be given occupancy rights to two thirds of the eastern beach for the mating season, with boundaries to be clearly demarcated, … Continue reading Crablord, Omnibus

Crablord, Part V

The days passed with Wilfred learning enough about life on the island so that he might pass a citizenship test. He grew increasingly frustrated, however, with the complexity of the laws. With each passing day, he came to understand how the Lord Protector had come to be like he was. There was nothing to do … Continue reading Crablord, Part V

Crablord, Part IV

“What are you doing?” Crablord shouted, running towards the stack of sticks that Wilfred had put together. “I was just going to make a fire,” Wilfred replied. “Here? Are you mad? This completely goes against the fire codes — you can’t create a fire in the grassy area, so close to the trees and buildings. … Continue reading Crablord, Part IV

Crablord, Part III

The crabs gathered around the body that lay in the sand, snapping at it and scuttling around it as they investigated. They were not used to bodies laying on their beaches. This had happened once before, long ago — so legend had it — when Crablord came to the island. None of the crabs alive … Continue reading Crablord, Part III

Crablord, Part II

The council was formed in the early hours of the morning while the sun was still low in the sky. Fourteen crabs were in attendance. Word had obviously gotten around. Claws were snipping and snapping incessantly as the crabs debated the motion that had been put forward by Crablord. War. There had been an uneasy … Continue reading Crablord, Part II

Crablord, Part I

“All in favour?” Seven of the crabs snapped their claws. “All opposed?” Two, who had not snapped, scuttled away, retreating across the sand back to the sea. “The motion carries. The turtles will be given occupancy rights to two thirds of the eastern beach for the mating season, with boundaries to be clearly demarcated, provided … Continue reading Crablord, Part I

So You Want to Become a Pirate…

It’s easy to understand. The life of piracy has not lost its appeal. Perhaps you have in mind becoming something dashing like Errol Flynn in his depiction of Captain Blood? Or perhaps the erratic and mischievous Jack Sparrow? — sorry, Captain Jack Sparrow! Maybe you’re more inspired by the famous, popular figure of Long John … Continue reading So You Want to Become a Pirate…

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