by Maureen O. Betita
Okay, this is it! The last day of the great “Where Did the Kraken Go?” contest! Last chance to tell me where you’ve seen my missing monster and be entered to win one of three fabulous prizes!
It’s been a wicked month! I’ve been searching high and low, running down all the leads to where my missing kraken might be and they have been interesting! He showed up just long enough to pose for Dara England for the e-cover of The Chameleon Goggles, then disappeared again. I could sure use his help on the promotion circuit!
He was working for a while with a friend who works at a tattoo shop and evidently showing great talent with the needle! Think of it, eight needles working at once! Sure, it hurts, but he’s fast!
I heard the same praise when he was sighted behind the counter at a Starbucks, churning out the cappuccinos and frappuccino. (He lost that job due to the slime he left of the cups.)
But the sushi bar owner fired him after he devoured a month’s worth of seafood during the employees-eat-free event on his first day’s work.
He’s also been doing humanitarian deeds – cephalopodian deeds? Yup, he helped out with sandbag filling along the Mississippi and traffic control outside of schools. And the tourists touring Alcatraz enjoyed his narration…
He did some mercenary work also, terrorizing the executives of BP regarding the clean efforts on the Gulf of Mexico being inadequate.
He was sighted twice in space! Snuck aboard the shuttle mission and proved a Godsend with button pushing. Aliens took him on a short hop to their homeworld but he came back, deciding that being worshipped as a God might sound good, but he missed the Caribbean.
He was even admiring his own reflection in the kraken’s mirror and disappeared for a brief time into an alternate dimension, luckily the Doctor found him and brought him back.
It’s been interesting!
What about you? Where do you think he spent the month? I’d love to hear! I’m really getting tired of all the running around, following these leads. At the price of gas, I’ve been broke all month! I need him! Help a writer out!
You might win something! ;-)