Put Some Hair There
“Put some hair on your chest,” said the captain.
A toothache left the fisherman convulsing.
“We can’t very well chop off your face,” and so he was airlifted to safety.
Since the toothache followed dinner, Boris, the ship’s cook, became the resident dentist. In his quest for dental instruments, he neglected his primary duty, fresh food.
His quiche, a crew favorite, and a perfect disguise for sprouted vegetation, had one moaning the night away, oozing pus and sweat; hair follicles pushed through his gums.
It stated “faulty instruments” in the coroner’s report, but no one ever requested quiche again.
Genre: Humorous Sea Story (99 words)
Today’s story was inspired by my first and last fishing expedition, when a fisherman asked me if I wanted a cheeseburger as my face turned green.
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