The sun was shining as I awoke to the sound
The sun was shining as I awoke to the sound of screaming. I ran out of my backalley shelter into the thriving streets of New Seatown, the biggest city on the west coast. Then I saw5
a New Seatown Constable, atop his land whale. He was checking the Crow's nests. The sea grass parks were full of squidlets. Where was Det. Manatee I wondered.5
As it turned out, he was a a wildlife sanctuary in northern FL. The hot springs were good for his flippers, he said, and he should know. Det. Manatee is one smart sea cow.4
But being the legendary Submariner Sleuth, fishy things were bound to happen to him even while steeping in the warm waters of Horse Shoe Cove. The good detective heard a cry of dis3
apparition and knew he'd been cuckolded. Mrs. Manatee was swoll with child and two bright fires of vengeance blazed in the inspector's eyes. He made a call. Soon our intrepid4
Det. Manatee was in the office investigating the case. There was solid evidence that something had happened the night before.4
There was one thing Det. Manatee knew for sure. The sun had come up that morning. As it does every morning. Was it a crime? This detective was going to find out! He interviewed4
the moon but as is the case with most lovers he refused to sell out the sun. Det. Manatee interviewed the stars. They said the sun was into some kind of nuclear business.4
"Not that it is your business Manatee, but it is an asteroid clearing project we are discussing with our Deep Space partners. It is called Nuke Clear. It does what it says on the3
label." Manatee noticed that the label was in French, and knowing that the French despised violence, he only laughed, knowing that no little asteroidians would be harmed after all.4
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Rebbie May 12 2017 @ 16:14
Ah the warming gentle rays of the sun on the ocean and the budding of little manatees. Detective Manatee is having a good day. I hope it's twins.
SlimWhitman May 12 2017 @ 16:36
Fliptastic! it's been a long while, but when manatees gestate, it takes cosmic time.
LordVacuity May 12 2017 @ 16:42
Is Detective Manatee's first name Hugh?
SlimWhitman May 12 2017 @ 16:54
Looking back to his beginnings, it changed with every story, but M is his middle name.