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ge2002bill15 Jul 2021 7:36 p.m. PST

Join Mary and General Pettygree's next adventure on the Island of Crete.
The year is unimportant; the late 1930s will suffice. They arrived early one morning aboard Argonaut. The couple eagerly disembarked to meet Professor Basingstoke at the ancient ruins near Gortyn here:


The story advances by our usual dialogue captioned photos.

Bill P.
Chronicler for The Adventures of General Pettygree

Covert Walrus15 Jul 2021 7:58 p.m. PST

EGAD! An eyebrow-raising occurrence in the Med! Horrors of eldritch form! How will our good General and his lady survive!

Personal logo Parzival Supporting Member of TMP15 Jul 2021 8:01 p.m. PST

Most excellent! A different sort of tale from the good General, and welcome, too!
I eagerly await the next installment of the serial.

Korvessa15 Jul 2021 8:43 p.m. PST

If this adventure doesn't eventually include Indiana Jones, I think I will be disappointed somehow.

Great stuff as always

Blasted Brains15 Jul 2021 11:23 p.m. PST

Why, I believe someone will be reduced to mere Pulp before long on Crete.

I shall await the young men cavorting with large bulls and the women in revealing attire playing with snakes making an appearance, or maybe just a cameo.

I rather fancy Richard O'Connell showing up before Mr. Jones. Or perhaps some odd hybrid, say Richard Jones or Indiana O'Connell. Both?

GamesPoet Supporting Member of TMP16 Jul 2021 1:15 a.m. PST

Long live the Pettygrees!

Frederick Supporting Member of TMP16 Jul 2021 7:40 a.m. PST

There are few problems that you can't stop with a well aimed Webley and a few 0.455 cartridges

arthur181516 Jul 2021 12:07 p.m. PST

But an animated skeleton with no brain to destroy and no soft tissue for a bullet to penetrate might be one…

von Schwartz ver 216 Jul 2021 5:47 p.m. PST

Well, if you hit it in the spinal cord, you may sever it and literally cut the thing in two.

79thPA Supporting Member of TMP16 Jul 2021 6:10 p.m. PST

Another great chapter.

PistolPete17 Jul 2021 4:36 a.m. PST

Wow that's great! Very clever to use different minis for different poses of the same character. I would have to do some conversions for the bulk of mine.

ge2002bill19 Jul 2021 7:27 a.m. PST

Nightmare On Crete was a fun story to imagineer, photograph and write. Your kind remarks made it all worthwhile. Thank you very much for your interest, support and taking the time to offer your thoughts!

Chapter 2 will be available soonish --- concluding this short story.

Bill P.
Chronicler for The Adventures of General Pettygree

Part time gamer20 Sep 2021 2:44 p.m. PST

The Pettygree's, off on yet another wonderful adventure. Im all but convinced, never ask or say;
"I was told cheer up it could be worse. So, I cheered up and it got worse." (the D I Jack Web)
"Is that all you got!" And more of "that" shows up. (Avengers Ultron)
"It could be worse. How? It could be raining." It rained. (Young Frankenstein)
Skeleton warriors,(God bless the legacy of Harryhausen) and a Minotaur? And they haven't even gone inside the temple yet.

Blasted Brains20 Sep 2021 5:30 p.m. PST

I wonder how many times poor Ray Harryhausen spun in his grave over some of the travesties of CGI in movies? He had to work so hard to create a few seconds of animation and the CGI folk create absurd 'legions' of the same dang thing with little use of imagination using cookie-cutter replicators. Getting better – sometimes.

Volleyfire21 Sep 2021 1:25 a.m. PST

How old approximately is Gen Pettygree now? He seems to be keeping his youthful good looks, or he's discovered the formula for Just for Men whilst on his travels.

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