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It was raining a lot at the beach in those days. That might have had something to do with the mysterious sea creature which had been responsible for a number of deaths. It seemed to be amphibious, coming up onto the shore and biting off people's arms and legs. Most people were avoiding the beach. At County Community College, which was situated right on the beach, signs had been posted warning of the danger.

At the nearby university, a highly regarded institution that specialized in marine biology, department head and world renowned marine biologist Dr. Herbert Shule was studying the creature and its behavior. He was a 78 year old man and had delayed his retirement because of the creature. It was his great white whale, the final adventure of an old man who knew all there was about the sea but had just discovered there was something new. He was tired, spending long days in his lab and at the beach trying to understand what this creature was and why it behaved the way that it did.


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Physically, chemically, sexually, I wanted you. I didn't have words yet to frame those concepts.

He gave me his

"You will make this place cool. That's what you have to keep repeating to yourself. Don't let anything distract you."

"And that's it?" I asked, not sure if it was even worth remembering. "That's supposed to magically transform everything?"

"It's a different mindset." She leaned back into her chair. "You've been a seeker all this time. Nothing wrong with being a seeker of course. You wouldn't be in my office if you weren't."

"What do you mean by that exactly?"

"You seek…

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