I am happy about starting a new job this

  • I am happy about starting a new job this week, but now I have to figure out how I can keep folding stories at my desk without anyone knowing. It is possible they may be monitoring

  • my internet usage. I wear sensors for respiration, heart beat, skin conductance and EEG. The surveillance cam isn't aimed at my monitor. I will risk the job and log onto folding

  • stories because I must make one more story about Detective Manatee. I owe it to him for the thing he did for me back in Jakarta. It's the one loyal thing I'll ever do in my life.

  • What? You didn't know the good Detective solved cases in Indonesia? Then its my duty to relate the Great Komodo Caper. JMan was visiting a distant Dugong relative in Sumatra when

  • a Komodo dragon made an appearance on the beach. Not a week later, a group of Dugong youth on their way to school went missing from that very same spot. JMan called on the wise Det

  • who had a Fu Manchu mustache and answered questions with questions. JMan showed the wise Det the dragon tracks and asked if they had their culprit. The wise Det said "Is it a crime

  • to dream a dream? Does this dragon track have to have a destination?" JMan ignored the wise Det & reached down to pick up a dragon scale covered in glinting runes. "To Norway!" gru

  • nd smiled. He gave coy smile, "The train's Oslo but, we have to unpack the dead weight," he pointed to JMan. Det winked, "Got ya but he's my key witness. So out the window you go!"

  • JMan thought he was flying for a moment, before he hit the hard, damp ground. He could hear Det laughing as the train disappeared around the bend. His wrist was sprained, but

  • his dignity was intact, for now. He had landed at the bottom of a steep berm below the track bed next to a military truck loaded with backpack nukes and various delivery vectors.



  1. Rebbie Mar 08 2017 @ 17:30

    WHAT HAPPENS???!!!! Ugh Cliffhanger!

  2. SlimWhitman Mar 18 2017 @ 02:13

    Not unusual for a Det. Manatee tale - they have flukes. This will just have to be continued elsewhere...

  3. sundancer Mar 21 2017 @ 12:26

    I liked this one! It flowed nicely.

  4. jaw2ek Mar 25 2017 @ 09:47

    Manatee lives!

  5. PurpleProf Mar 25 2017 @ 20:45

    Sidenote: I actually started this story when I began my new job, post cancer... As some of you recall, FS was a humor haven for me all those months I struggled so much. Y'all kept me laughing throughout! So when I finally went into remission and started a new position, I was WORRIED I wouldn't have time to play. I've found time and have even recruited a few colleagues to play. HA!

  6. SlimWhitman Mar 26 2017 @ 09:40

    Thanks for sharing, PP, on so many levels.

  7. Rebbie Mar 27 2017 @ 17:04

    Awe you're the best PP and we are all so glad you are doing better. Plus having new friends on FS is awesome. Thanks!

  8. Woab Mar 27 2017 @ 17:06

    We loves ya, Prof!

  9. Gibber Mar 27 2017 @ 19:58

    Glad you are here, PurpleProf.

  10. PurpleProf Mar 27 2017 @ 21:41

    Thank you all so much! Love y'all too!!

  11. sundancer Mar 27 2017 @ 22:22

    Hang in there, PurpleProf! You're absolutely amazing. I love your creativity and wit. If you think of my friend, please pray for her... her name is Tiffany. She just found out Wednesday that her cancer came back (third time.) I've been crying a lot.

  12. PurpleProf Mar 27 2017 @ 22:26

    Awww, I am sorry, sundancer. Of course I will pray for Tiffany...and you too. :( Let me know if I can do anything. Send me a message if you want my name, email, contact info...if you think I can help.

  13. 49erFaithful Mar 31 2017 @ 16:59

    Peace and best wishes PurpleProf, sundancer, and to Tiffany. Glad to know ya'll.

  14. Rebbie Mar 31 2017 @ 17:11

    Sending Tiffany prayers.

Want to leave a comment?

Sign up!