A story by David Winship
The Stove Boat, the fourth volume of Through The Wormhole, Literally, tells the story of what happens when polkingbeal67 from a small circumbinary planet in the constellation of Cygnus swaps hearts with Melinda Hill from Camden in London.
In Herman Melville’s masterpiece, Moby Dick, Captain Ahab summoned the crew to his quarter-deck and asked them: “And what tune is it ye pull to, men?” The whalemen responded: “A dead whale or a stove boat!”, reflecting the fact that such missions typically resulted in either a slaughtered whale or a smashed boat. Distraught at the loss of his Mortian heart, polkingbeal67 embarks on an Ahab-like quest for vengeance…
‘The Stove Boat’ is included in ‘Through The Wormhole, Literally’, available in paperback from Amazon.
My next book will be the ultimate key to the map of life, a jeweled window to the soul of mankind, an illuminating journey through the complexities and mysteries of the human condition. In the meantime, just make do with this story about wacky space aliens.
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