Eel Riders of Planet Glorn!

As he delicately crept onto the back of the imposing beast, young Tarquin focused his mind on the words his mentor had said: “If you would command the eel, so too must you respect the eel. To get a feel for the eel takes nerves of steel, a warrior’s zeal, and a trust that’s real to seal the deal. OK, that’s my spiel.”

(I feel like a schlemiel.)

Reeled in by Sharon H. via Imgur.

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22 thoughts on “Eel Riders of Planet Glorn!

  1. allein 🐾 January 19, 2018 / 1:16 pm

    Your story made me squeal.

    • JenDeyan January 19, 2018 / 2:41 pm

      Over, I did keel. Now I need to heal.

  2. Kar January 19, 2018 / 1:43 pm

    Five indie comic book writers are furiously creating their pilot pitches.

    Seriously would like to know the backstory.

  3. AJ January 19, 2018 / 2:37 pm

    Is the turtle’s name Muad’Dib by chance?

    • Shan January 19, 2018 / 3:21 pm

      🙂 The spice extends

      • AJ January 19, 2018 / 6:01 pm

        And he who controls the spice controls the universe.

        I’m so glad I’ve found my people!!!! Geeks of the world unite.

        • JenDeyan January 19, 2018 / 7:03 pm

          It is by will alone I set my mind in motion.
          It is by the juice of sapho that thoughts acquire speed,
          the lips acquire stains.
          The stains become a warning.
          It is by will alone I set my mind in motion.

          I know it’s not in the books but I just love that mantra.

          • Laura January 19, 2018 / 10:26 pm

            I must not fear.
            Fear is the mind-killer.
            Fear is the little death that brings total obliteration.
            I will face my fear.
            I will permit it to pass over me and through me.
            And when it has gone past, I will turn the inner eye to see its path.
            Where the fear has gone, there will be nothing.
            Only I will remain.

            Yup. I’m in the right place.😁.

    • Gigi The cat lady January 19, 2018 / 6:11 pm

      I’m imagining Stilgar instructing Paul with Mike’s rhyme LOL!!

  4. dubravkamcvmd January 19, 2018 / 3:00 pm

    Definitely a do-not-scroll-down-to-the-picture-before-you-read-the-story post.

  5. Murray C January 19, 2018 / 3:00 pm

    I’m out of my depth with this one.

    • Smartypants January 19, 2018 / 9:40 pm

      I know it’s from the epic “Dune” series of books by Frank Herbert – apart from that, I’m treading water with you! 😀

      • Murray C January 19, 2018 / 9:55 pm

        Then there’s a pair of us! – Sh! Don’t tell – they’ll banish us, you know!😉

        • Duckie 🐥 January 20, 2018 / 12:26 pm

          I know that only two is allowed in a pair, but might I tag along?

          I don’t “Dune”, but your quote sounds familiar.

          • Murray C January 20, 2018 / 1:57 pm

            I think it’s Emily Dickinson? It starts out “I’m a Nobody, who are you? Are you a Nobody, too? But of course you can tag along Duckie!

            • Duckie 🐥 January 20, 2018 / 5:59 pm

              There’s a bog involved somewhere, I think. I can swim in a bog.

  6. Yadre January 19, 2018 / 4:06 pm

    No matter how hard I’m trying, I cannot fight it, I must give in, so it’s squeal too 🙂

  7. Jeannine January 19, 2018 / 6:59 pm

    I will throw in: The worm is the Spice and the Spice is the Worm!

  8. Faye January 19, 2018 / 7:34 pm

    Does that turtle have blue eyeballs?

    • Murray C January 19, 2018 / 9:56 pm

      Is he supposed to???

      • Gigi The cat lady January 20, 2018 / 8:16 am

        It’s another reference to Dune.

        • Murray C January 20, 2018 / 1:58 pm

          😄 I might’ve known.

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