“Mutantism on the March” :Chapter 69 “Rauncho’s First Dope Run”

Eno Ergot’s smuggling career commenced in a grand fashion. Just wait until Bluebeard heard about it thought Eno! A phoney museum had been constructed in the ship renamed the “SS Zorollia”. Special consultants from Trinidad to construct the museum and its exhibits were flown in. Local seamstresses created brilliant reproductions of piratical fashion. Provisions were loaded and 50 tons of Paraguayan weed was hidden throughout the ship in secret compartments. Everything was ready to go and Eno learnt their destination was New York City. After yet another wicked night out in town the crew hoisted sails and was off to riches and adventures. The long voyage was without incident except for a nasty storm the crew handled with great skill. Mafia paid public relations firms in Manhattan spread the word that Eno’s “cultural mission” would soon be arriving in the city. Thousands of onlookers assembled in Lower Manhattan to catch a glimpse of the pirate ship and its crew. When the SS Zorollia was tugboated into its pier it was to thunderous applause. US Customs and Immigration were so confused and bedazzled by the ship and the colourful pirate costumes all they did was stamp the forged passports of the crew and walked out with big smiles on their faces. Soon locals and tourists formed long lines to get their tour of the ship and its museum. Although the crew grumbled about the bubble-gum the Americans spat out on the deck and had to clean up they enjoyed their success in heading out each night with a bevy of beautiful wenches. Their favourite hangout was Studio Fiftywhore where they mingled with celebrities including the famous painter Andy Asshole.

Even the mayor of New York City, Tony Drooliana, was invited for lunch onboard and as a token of the city’s appreciation Eno was given the key for the city! The lunch inspired the crew to open a pirate themed restaurant in Hell’s Kitchen. These Americans were so gullible dropping great gobs of cash if they were lucky enough to secure a reservation. It became a haunt of the superrich despite the mediocrity of the food.

After a week of museum visits Mafia vans unloaded the weed and sped off in the early morning hours.

The ship was supposed to return to Columbia after a week or so in New York but the crew was having so much fun their short stay turned into several weeks. Rauncho did not mind as the popularity of Eno and his crew gave them credibility. On Christmas Eve the crew hosted a charity event for a group that called itself the United Mutations.

Published by Robert K Stephen (CSW)

Robert K Stephen writes about food and drink, travel, and lifestyle issues. He is one of the few non-national writers to be certified as a wine specialist by the Society of Wine Educators, in Washington, DC. Robert was the first associate member of the Wine Writers’ Circle of Canada. He also holds a Mindfulness Certification from the University of Leiden and the University of Toronto. Be it Spanish cured meat, dried fruit, BBQ, or recycled bamboo place mats, Robert endeavours to escape the mundane, which is why he has established this publication. His motto is, "Have Story, Will Write."

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