Buried At Sea: Pirate

pirate ship

Episode Zero

We have all come to grips with the passing of one of our own members of the Phoenix Rising.  I would like to dedicate this episode to Greg Shullerts, a devoted father, brother, veteran, hero, friend, and most importantly, a real genuine human being.  His passing has touched us all in different ways, and while he may be physically gone, he will always live on in each of us. So, with a heavy heart, this episode is to the real Captain of our crew.  Greg, you will always be legendary in our hearts.

Gregory Shullerts

1952 – 2019

“Forever riding the waves of the afterlife.”

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Buried At Sea: Pilot

Buried At Sea: Pilot Episode

Torrinda walks around the eerily quiet decks, looking for any sign of the crew.  “Hello?” He calls out. “Is there anyone out there?” He opens up a barrel of empty rum and searches inside.  “Huff? Cap’n, you in there?” He replaces the wooden lid and shakes his head. “Did they go on a party without me?  The thought makes him frown, but he continues to search and goes below decks.

He enters the bottom of the stairwell of the first floor, glancing to the left and right.  The hairs begin to stand on the back of his neck, the odd feeling surrounding the area growing thick.  “Seriously guys… This isn’t funny…” Read More →

Buried At Sea: Curiosity Killed The Cat

Episode 2

Torrinda is busy at work repainting the captain’s quarters, the once pink walls nearly changed to a battleship/gun metal gray.  As he diligently works the roller on the walls, he can’t get over the last nights events. They still play in his head, the outcome giving him shivers as the final warning replays over and over.  As he dips the roller in the paint tray, a certain passerby notices the change in color.

“GUN METAL GRAY!?”  Huffette groans seeing the color changing in the captain’s walls.  

“Bleh! Don’t you know that the new colors of this year ARE green and pink…?!  No, really! Like mommie dearest would say, ‘Some people only have taste in their mouths…'”  She shakes her head and leans in closer to inspect the color. “Ughhh… You missed a spot.” She walks away, the half painted cabin making her frown, almost pouting.  She sighs knowing that all the hard work she went through from the previous party has now gone in a wash of gray.  She doesn’t want to view the sight any longer and begins to walk away.

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Buried At Sea: Of Like Body And Mind

Episode 3

Torrinda wakes, once again, drenched in sweat.  He rolls over to a sitting position on his hammock.  “How many?” He asks himself, rubbing his face with his hands.  “How many nightmares is that now?” Drained and tired, his sleep – or lack thereof – has been filled with just that.  Every time he closes his eyes he is greeted with gruesome scenes of his crewmates’ demise by an unseen assailant. With dark circles and bags forming under his eyes, he looks up to the ceiling of his cabin, all of this getting to him.

“Damn you!”  He yells. “Damn you and your soul stone…”  He sighs and lays back down. Maybe, just maybe, this time won’t be filled with a nightmare…
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Buried At Sea: Secrets

Episode 4

Phoenix Rising comes into port, the dock workers scurrying to and fro to tie off the vessel.  With the crazy night behind them all, they have earned a little R&R. The workers continue well into the night, the supplies restocked, the minor repairs finished, and the crew begins to make their way back aboard.  One pair in particular hashing things out in the captain’s quarters.

Alex and the captain are sitting down in the captain’s plush chairs, each having an untouched bottle of rum before them.  A long silence is shared between them before Alex finally breaks it.

“You didn’t tell them everything…”

Pirate looks at his most trusted crew member and nods accordingly.  “Aye, tis true…”

Alex finally grabs the bottle sitting on the captain’s desk, but instead of drinking it, he swirls the container, the liquid ‘whirlpooling’. Read More →