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I nominate Aaron Gregory of Giant Squid for his great stories. Here are four rfrom The Ichthyologist. What are yours?
1Giant Squid
The Ichthyologist


In "Dead Man Slough", Gregory plays a man who has found found letters written to his wife by her lover, and reads them aloud as he kills him. Meanwhile, his wife waits patiently "out past the muck and brine" for her lover, lamenting that "he's never been late before".
2Giant Squid
The Ichthyologist


"Sevengill" is told from the point of view of sharks gathering beneath a bridge as they wait for a man to jump to his death. The man's wife shows up and pleads for him not to go, but he says he's "held under by chiton-like lies; your bite marks riddled my soul, it got so damn cold with all those holes" and throws himself to the rocky shores below.
3Giant Squid
The Ichthyologist


"Throwing A Donner Party at Sea" recounts the true story of the Essex, a whaling ship stove in by a gigantic sperm whale. When the life-rafts run out of food, the survivors debate who will be killed first: "With the brine up to our knees, all I can think is how you'll be first to be eaten!"
4Giant Squid
The Ichthyologist


In "Emerald Bay", an old man sees his late wife sitting on his boat's bow, telling him it's time to "give into the waves, ending my suffering". He debates whether he should pour the last of his bottle overboard and go, or stubbornly refuse and continue drinking and sailing along.
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