By Michael Reisig
The line to Key West is an adventurous/humorous sojourn that cavorts its approach during the Nineteen Seventies Caribbean, from Key West and the Bahamas, to Cuba and principal the United States. In August of 1971, Kansas Stamps and may Bell got down to develop into not anything greater than advertisement divers within the Florida Keys, yet event, or misadventure, turns out to puppy them at each flip. They stumble upon a parade of surprising characters, from part-time pirates and heartless larcenists, to Voodoo bokors, a wacky Jamaican soothsayer, and a handful of drug smugglers. including much more style to this Caribbean brew is a sophisticated romance, a misplaced Spanish treasure, and a pre antediluvian artifact created via a far off congregation who actually less than- stood the time period, pyramid strength. Pour your self a margarita, relax, and slide into the 70s for some time as you keep on with Kansas and may via this cocktail of madcap adventures at the street To Key West. if you happen to get pleasure from THIS publication, make sure you GET THE SEQUEL - again at the street TO KEY WEST. DUE OUT IN overdue AUGUST, EARLY SEPTEMBER 2013
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Will all of sudden became and hammered Calico’s palms with a PVC fishing rod holder. because the fellow yelped and allow pass, Will gunned the boat clear of him. “Ya stated you’d take me if I gave ya the coins,” the little guy wailed. Will positioned the shift again into impartial. “No. I acknowledged I’d give it some thought. ” He paused for a second, in contemplation. “Okay, I’ve considered it. The answer’s no. ” Calico’s shaved head became red whilst he learned he’d been had. He treaded water and started to hurl curses. “Ya piss-assed thin sea turd! Ya sackless little weasel, I’m gonna –” “Shark! ” yelled Will, pointing urgently in the back of Calico. The previous sailor stopped useless in the course of his curses and did an rapid pirouette, head craning. “Big Mako! ” I cried out, pointing besides. That was once it. For a bit man he was once an grand swimmer—actually it was once extra like skimming simply because I don’t imagine he particularly touched the water a lot on his as far back as the raft. Will grew to become to me with a grin. “Have you ever visible that nationwide Geographic convey the place these little lizards can really run around the floor of the water? ” I nodded. “Yeah. There’s a superb opportunity he can have a few lizard in him. ” while the wannabe pirate was extra constrained to his rubbery transportation, glowering bitterly, we pulled over. I cleared my throat. “Well, this can be see you later boys, so I’m going to depart you with a couple of words—especially you, Calico. existence is sort of a online game of snooker—played with integrity it’s a gorgeous effortless contest, but when you intentionally tilt the desk, you could simply as simply snooker your self. ” I smiled. “Have a pleasant day, ‘mateys. ’ i am hoping you introduced lots of suntan lotion. ” with no be aware of see you later or a whisper of outrage, Will whipped the boat round and headed northeast. My final glimpse of the Black Lilly gang was once that of Calico inadvertently slapping Bennie at the again of the pinnacle. “That’s earlier than ya even get started,” he yelled. “This is a small friggin’ raft. No Hendrix! No Vanilla Fudge! No funky shit in any respect! ” For the subsequent 8 hours we plodded alongside, slightly preserving the skiff planed and utilizing as little gas as attainable. If it hadn’t been an awfully calm day, struggling with the Gulf movement waves could have lengthy considering that fed on our gas. We all started with fifteen gallons within the integrated tank and twenty extra in jerry jugs, yet by the point we sighted smears of land within the haze of horizon, our engine used to be sucking the final dregs. We have been scorched, parched, and spent. basically 3 boats had come within reach, and so they have been too distant to hail. because the sunlight started to ease into the banks of outlying night clouds, the elephant onboard whispered of a stilled engine and one other offshore wind… Will became to me. “Have i discussed to you ways a lot i admire cheeseburgers? ” “Hourly on account that approximately 11 o’clock. ” “And cherry Cokes—with plenty of ice. ” The outboard engine sputtered. I shuffled the throttle ahead a bit and it settled down. “Eskimo Pies,” I acknowledged. “The very first thing I’m gonna do is purchase each Eskimo Pie on giant Pine, lock myself within the walk-in freezer at Jen’s cease n’ store and devour ‘em all.