The Mad-lad Potato

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Captain Alea Downton 7/7/2020 5:33pm


Aye, sorry for my delay, had to get a new ship log, dropped my old one into the sea. Read my previous entry for full details. :) Thank ye for the business!

Captain Alea Downton 7/7/2020 5:26pm

Aye, we’ve delivered the parcels. Sorry it took my lasses so long. They were new to inter-dimensional travel. Plus, I broke my ship log, and only just got a new one today. And of course, I’m a woman of my word. Here before the 10th. And, because of the delay, I give you 232 nougats of gold. Hope to see you pick this fine ship once more!

Roberto Shelton, Jr. 6/12/2020 10:04pm

We like the looks of your résumé, @Captain Alea Downton, and we accept your terms.

That said, we absolutely understand the how the Official Moral and Ethical Guidelines of the Air (OMEGA) make it clear that medical needs of the crew must always take precedence over deliveries. But reality is getting significantly more and more twisted by the day, and the sooner those Reality Generators get delivered the sooner we can avoid permanent damage to the Great Trunk!

Can you give us an update as to when we can expect pickup of these fine machines?

Roberto Shelton, Jr.

Zarna Downton 6/8/2020 8:57am

Hi journal! Bye journal!

Captain Alea Downton 6/8/2020 8:57am

Sorry, my daughter got my log, I gave her one for herself now.

Captain Alea Downton 6/8/2020 8:55am

My new Mama, From The Mad-Lad Potato, gave me this journal, and a cardboard ship! It’s perfect, and bun bun thinks so too! Goodbye journal, it’s time for dinner!

Captain Alea Downton 6/8/2020 8:42am

As we docked in the city, the first thing that happened was a scrawny kid, maybe 9, ran into our ship full speed, and hide behind a barrel. Calliope tried to catch her, but she’s taller than petite Calliope, and ran below decks. As Rose tried to chase, I stopped her. I also was once a scrawny runaway of a child, and I didn’t want to spook her. “Callie, Calliope, go get some food with Rose. I’ll talk to her.” I said. The girl didn’t notice me come downstairs, seeing as she was turned away from the door. I was about to say something, but then I saw what she was holding. She had a ship’s wheel, and a scruffy stuffed bunny toy. She pretended the dirty box she was sitting in was a ship, and her bunny was her first mate. My heart went out to her, and I knew what I had to do. When the crew came back, I introduced them to our newest crew mate, and my adopted daughter, Zarna Downton.

Rose Shimmermine 6/6/2020 8:16am

This is my first log entry on “The Mad-Lad Potato” and I couldn’t be happier! So, this evening, after we left the hospital, I saw a giant cloud on our horizon. The captain was below deck, sleeping, so I had no idea what to do. The only one above deck was Callie, but I didn’t think she could help. However, she rolled over her wheelchair, and said “ need help?” “Yeah” I responded. “If I could stand up currently, I’d be of much more help.” She said. “However, I can teach you how to steer.” “Really!” I said. “Yep.” “Turn the ship left twenty strokes to avoid the cloud, and after you pass it, ten strokes to the right.” She instructed. “Thanks!” I said, turning the wheel. That was all that happened this evening, but I think it was good for a first night! We dock tomorrow. I can’t wait!

- Rose’s log

Captain Alea Downton 6/5/2020 7:04pm

In the hospital, I noticed a girl, maybe a year younger than me. She was asking around for a ship to be apart of, and I knew this was my chance. I asked her name. “Rose shimmershine.” She said with a twinkle in her eye. “I need a ship to be apart of.” “Good, because I need a crew member.” I said. “Really!” She exclaimed. “Yep, good to have you abord!” I said. “Let me show you to the rest of the crew.”

Captain Alea Downton 6/5/2020 6:54pm

As we flew to the city of Zanokania, to meet our newest client, Callie had one of her seizures. As Calliope gasps, I sighed. I knew we had to go to the nearest city. I couldn’t lose Callie. Not no, not ever. She has been my best friend since we were 5. And since I was given this ship, she’s been by my side. It will put our progress down by 18 hours, but she needs help. As I turn my ship to my side I look at the big city ahead, I wonder who lies there, and what there life is like....

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