The Hope and The Terror

29 January 2010

Based on a true story.

“You know what would look great right here?”

“What?”

“A big ol’ truncated version of Man Proposes, God Disposes.

“That crazy Polar Bear painting by Landseer?”

“Ya.”

“Dunno, don’t you think that Friedrich ice wreck painting is better?”

“What are you talking about?  That painting doesn’t even have any Polar Bears.”

“Anyway, shouldn’t you be working?”

“Ya.  Next week though: deadly penis bones.  For realz.”

3 Responses to “The Hope and The Terror”

    • Neil Says:

      Since I last wrote I have received your letters of December. You ask about the pronunciation of San Joaquin. It is pronounced San Waugh-keen’—accent on the last syllable. The Spanish names in this state are generally pronounced in nearly Spanish style, thus; Marin (County) is known as Ma-reen’, San Jose as San Ho-say´, San Juan is called San Huan’, or San Wan’, etc.

  1. Keith Says:

    I just started reading a historical fiction/horror novel about the voyage (http://www.amazon.com/Terror-Novel-Dan-Simmons/dp/0316017442/ref=tmm_hrd_title_0). So far it’s really good, but also damn scary. Thanks for the links.


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