As I looked up, he removed his sunglasses

  • As I looked up, he removed his sunglasses and pierced me with aquamarine irises. My stomach tightened and I subconsciously touched my inner thigh. "Hi" he breathed, "I'm

  • Aquaman, and you are?" I blushed and took a long pull of my Blue Hawaiian. Something about his blond hair curl and chiseled jaw was attracting me. "Ariel," I stammered.

  • "Ariel? Of Ariel Pink's Haunted Grafitti?" Aquaman asked, cleft chin mooning me in the lunar lights. "Yes, how did you-" Aquaman smiled. "We love low-fi. Especially the mermen."

  • Ariel Pink and his band descended on a cloud of ultraviolet shaving cream and broke into "Every Night I Die at Miyagi's". Aquaman and I snapped our fingers and danced as hipsters

  • only can, barely moving but self-consciously nodding to the beat of the bongos. Aquaman's eyes were half-closed, as if in a trance. Ariel Pink's psychedelic music made me want to

  • frollick through the meadow and all I could do was think happy thoughts. High as a hippo, Aquaman began levitating above us. Ariel flapped arms that felt like rubber

  • and resembled wings. The feathers were leathery though, more reptilian than birdlike. Ariel wrapped his arms about me, whirled us around, and stirred up dust. I inhaled and saw

  • star, the Pleiades I think, and then fainted. When I woke, the moonlight lit the meandering Mureș below me. Ariel soared towards the Carpathian mountains with me in his firm grasp

  • . I saw thick virgin forests below. Ariel pointed down and said, "Romania." We descended with terrifying swiftness but alighted gently by a thermal spring on a mountain side.

  • Veselin Topalov greeted us in his sombrero. Despite our recent troubles and the troubles of our planet, his spirit of bemusement was a haven and a solace.



  1. earthquakes Aug 10 2014 @ 14:06

    I love where this went!

  2. hamstak Aug 10 2014 @ 21:42

    A winner! NIce job, all.

  3. 49erFaithful Aug 11 2014 @ 12:45

    All in just two days! Very cool.

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