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Werewolf of Oz Major Stories and Singles

I hope you have now recovered from Australia Day and the final thrilling episode of the serialisation of undoubtedly the best ever werewolf virtually travels Australia to a Wizard of Oz theme satirical comedy travel quest.

Werewolf of Oz Chapter Themes 

Wizard of Oz
Wizard of Oz (Photo credit: cjzurcher)

If you followed the book closely on the blog, or have read the book in its complete form, you might have noticed that it consists of some single chapter stories and some told over several chapters.

Here’s a breakdown of the chapters. You have been reading the original idea thrilling story first virtual Oz expedition told in amazing detail as it happened in real fantasy time in the  Werewolf of Oz: Fantasy Travel by Google Maps.

Werewolf of Oz stories

1-4 singles

5-7 Bunbury

8-12 Latham

13-14 singles

15-16 Cervantes/Rock-It

17-18 singles – met Bonzo in 17

19-20 Meekatharra

21-30 singles – met Elle in 27

30-31 Great Gig in the Sky

32-33 Hugh

34-38 Rainbow Valley

39-40 singles

41-45 Adelaide timequake

46-53 Kangaroo Island – met Angry in 48

54-57 Sailing to Tasmania

58-59 Tazzy

60-63 Singles

64-69 Battle of Bass Strait

70-71 Port Fairy – met Cathy in 70

72-75 Singles

76-77 Holly Valance

78-80 Singles

81-93 Kerang-Kerrang 

94-95 Perishers

96-99 Smiggin Holes

100-111 singles

112-113 Swan Lake

114-122 singles

123-125 Boomerang Beach

126-128 Singles

129-136 Battle of Bri’s Bane

137-140 Emerald

141-142 Tasman Sea

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Werewolf of Oz Bramble Bay Final Twist

All great things must come to an end, and the satirical comedy of Werewolf of Oz: Fantasy Travel by Google Maps is no different. Yes, this is the penultimate chapter/episode of what should by now be your favourite werewolf rambles around Australia to a Wizard of Oz theme travel quest.

The Final Twist 

The Terminator T-800.
The Terminator T-800. (Photo credit: Wikipedia)

With the main story denouement seemingly over, you might have forgotten about the commotion out at sea that only Grey could see, as it didn’t feature in the bombastic Battle of Bri’s bane.

Yes, like many a great book and film, usually when the baddie is not quite finished, there’s one final twist just as everything seems to be concluded and peaceful.

Chapter 141.  Solo Traveller Once Again, Like When it all Began

So my epic journey had really ended, and all was well. The Great Dame of Oz left to go on a world tour, so Angry, Elle and Cathy were going to stay in the mansion indefinitely. I’m sure they had bright Emerald futures ahead of them; now they had regained their body, mind and spirit confidence.

Once More unto the Sea 

Bramble Bay Sunset-_2=
Bramble Bay Sunset-_2= (Photo credit: Sheba_Also)

I knew I could return to the Greenygrey world now, but felt there was something else I needed to do. I thought I should visit the Tasman Sea one last time.

So I said cheerio to everybody and everything in Emerald. There were especially long farewells with my three long-term travel companions and my favourite Oz hat couple. Then it was time to go solo once more; returning to my status upon arrival in Oz.

I shapeshifted into a bird of paradise,
and set off once more for the seaside.
I flew with the wind to the east,
for an hour and a half at least,
arriving at the sea over Deception Bay,
I thought there must be another way,
so I headed south and landed next to a jay,
in a place I liked the sound of: Bramble Bay.
I asked the jay, whose name was Jay,
whether it had seen anything untoward astray.
Jay said nothing unusual had happened all day.

Seeing a Sea Commotion 

The Jays are back in my garden!
The Jays are back in my garden! (Photo credit: Ian A Kirk.)

Everything did seem absolutely normal, and I began to wonder if I’d wasted my time making this diversion. But then:
I saw a commotion out at sea
and wondered what it might be.

The commotion was not only there; it was approaching the beach at a phenomenal speed. I asked Jay if it could see it. It said yes, it could.

I wondered what it could be: Was it more acid-rain? Could it be the MoMo East returning from the deep? Or was it Smiggin Holes escaped from its deep hole? Was there one more test I had to put my exhausted bird-brain through?

Aurora Australis Over New Zealand, Tasman Sea ...
Aurora Australis Over Tasman Sea (Photo credit: NASA’s Marshall Space Flight Center)

The commotion reached the shallows. I could now make out a head and arms. I thought I recognised who it was… but surely it couldn’t be… could it?

It continued swimming to the shallows, and then emerged onto the beach.

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Notes

Deception Bay and Bramble Bay are real places.

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Boomerang Beach Trilogy Werewolf of Oz Lift-Off

I’d forgotten what a wacky wordplay voyage it was for the Werewolf of Ozzers up the Oz east coast, and there’s more trailblazing Tasman Sea tomfoolery in this episode.

Throwing Boomerangs in the Fog
Throwing Boomerangs in the Fog (Photo credit: johnwilliamsphd)

Hi, it’s Greenygrey, with another thrilling episode of Werewolf of Oz: Fantasy Travel by Google Maps; updated and improved since yesterday!

While it has been pretty plain sailing since Dolphin Bay, this episode sees trouble torpedo the travel quackers quartet’s quest… in the shape of that most Australian of flying weapons: a boomerang.

Yes folks, as an hour-long episode of the most iconic of British soap-operas starts, it’s the start of the Werewolf of Oz Boomerang Beach trilogy, with Coronation Street making a guest appearance.

Hold on to your cork hats, and prepare for lift-off:

123.  Corrie Soap before Boomerang Dashes Green Hope

Being in the sea didn’t mean we missed out on seeing land animals. Why, while passing Wommara Avenue we saw a wombat hitch-hiking to the Masai Mara; and on Kalaroo Road we saw a kangaroo either side of LA.

We stopped for a wash at the Corrie Island Nature Reserve, as it was overflowing with soap, and there were lots of spare brushes on the nearby Mungo Brush road.

A replica of the The Rovers Return pub, from t...
A replica of the The Rovers Return pub, from the British soap opera Coronation Street. (Photo credit: Wikipedia)

We dried off under the whopper wind at the Wind Woppa Reserve.

Boomerang Wastes the Green Day

Feeling refreshed, we ate up the nautical miles at a good rate of knots in the afternoon, and a few hours later reached Boomerang Beach.

That’s when the day started going downhill; or to be more accurate, around and around.

Because once we stepped onto the beach we were thrown up into the air, and spun around at great speed over Elizabeth Beach and The Lakes Way.

I thought, at least we’re heading north, maybe it’s a stroke of good fortune. I saw Green Point ahead, and hoped it might be a sign: maybe we’ll land on a nice patch of green when we reach it.

Boomerang Beach
Boomerang Beach (Photo credit: candiceecidnac)

However, I hadn’t taken the Boomerang part of the beach’s name into consideration. The next moment, the return movement seemed to kick in over the Booti Booti National Park, and we just about reached Green Point before being spun south again.

We gathered pace on the southerly downhill, and before we had time to draw our breaths, we were descending to Boomerang Beach. I hoped the nightmare might end when we returned to the beach, but as soon as we neared the ground we were thrown back into the air for another circuit!

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Notes

Corrie is a nickname for Coronation Street, a British soap opera.

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Swan Lake Begins End for Werewolf of Oz

Hi, it’s Greenygrey. After the classic comedy Mollymook episodes the Werewolf of Oz: Fantasy Travel by Google Maps epic travel quest sails up the east coast to its denouement; the end is now within sight, only about thirty episodes north as Molly Mook flies.

Swan Lake, East Australia 

After the last two stories were name-sound inspired, a new story starts in this episode inspired by name-history. As the Werewolf of Ozzers reach a real Swan Lake in East Australia it sets off a Swan Lake story that can only end in tragedy… for that is the essence of Swan Lake.

swan lake

This episode can perhaps be called the beginning of the end, as Grey starts to notice things in the Tasman Sea, and wonders what they might be; they are relevant to the conclusion.

Grey is also in a reflective mood, after seeing the green light of the sun makes him want some human fun.

Chapter 111.  Sky Show Leads to Swan Lake Story

As we prepared to set off
I thought I heard a commotion
out in the Tasman Sea,
and wondered what it might be.

Endeavour Over Tasman Sea, Australia (NASA, In...
Endeavour Over Tasman Sea, Australia (NASA, International Space Station Science, 02/19/10) (Photo credit: NASA’s Marshall Space Flight Center)

However, when I looked around, the ocean was calm. None of the others seemed to have noticed anything, so I kept it to myself.

Green Ray and Epic Ballet

The moon had risen by the time we reached the Bendalong peninsula, and its light was invaluable as we bent our route around Bendalong for a long time.

It was dawn by the time we reached Swan Lake via Cudmirrah. The sunrise’s crepuscular rays streaked up into the bluing sky.

Cover of "Swan Lake (Paperstar)"
Cover of Swan Lake (Paperstar)

The lake’s name reminded me of the ballet; from what I remembered, it was a tale every bit as epic as this one.

I thought I saw a green ray above the sun as it rose; I wondered if it was a sign from Green, or the rare optical phenomenon I’d read about.

Those last two thoughts seemed to trigger my next one: that it would be more like Green to compare its journey to something so grandeur as Swan Lake.

After so much thinking early in the morning I half wished I was back in human form instead of being a brainwaving bottlenose; so I could neck a few Swan beers!

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Notes

The Swan brewery is in Perth.

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Bingie East Coast Oz Werewolf Comedy Wordplay

With time fast running out,
I’m sure there’s little doubt,
in regular readers’ minds,
that it’s Werewolf of Oz times…

Bingie 3 Start Northerly

Hi, it’s Greenygrey. Yes, it sure is time for the second Werewolf of Oz: Fantasy Travel by Google Maps episode, what with the sun setting over Blighty, lunchtime on the west Pacific coast… and well, already early Monday morning in Oz.

Map of the Tasman Sea.
Map of the Tasman Sea. (Photo credit: Wikipedia)

This episode is the first of three inspired by the town of Bingie, which starts the travel quest quartet on the northerly east coast home straight to the comedy satire marathon maudle’s denouement with Bri’s bane.

The episode contains lots of Bingie inspired wordplay, and some of it may even by funny. Here it is:

Chapter 105.  Bungee Jumpers of Bingie Splash and Brash

I awoke on the beach. The sun shining through white cloud looked like a fried egg. I thought it’d go well with all our potatoes. Then,
there seemed to be a commotion in the Tasman Sea,
I wondered what it could be.

Brainwaves by the Waves 

I slept again, before being awoken by a regular splashing in our locality. I thought somebody might have left a tap on, but then remembered we were on a beach and I had seen no taps nearby.

Pacific Coast Rambler
Pacific Coast Rambler (Photo credit: Wikipedia)

I was dozing back to sleep when a disturbing thought suddenly entered my noggin: all the early morning activity could be the MoMo East returning from the deep after its epic battle with MiMo Moby; or Smiggin escaped from its hole. I bolted upright, on the crest of a brainwave.

I was relieved to see it was not MoMo, oh no; or Smiggin, thank holiculturing; but some bungee jumpers that seemed to be arriving from a great distance.

Bingie Bungees Buzzing

Adopting a posh phone voice I once heard spoken in an old film, I said, ‘Hey, hold on old chaps, don’t you think it is jolly early for that kind of caper?’

Fried Egg Records
Fried Egg Records (Photo credit: Wikipedia)

I realised the one who answered must be a local when it buzzed, ‘Strewth cobber, it’s never too early for some bonzer fun like this.’

I just had time to ask where they were bungeeing from before they started the reverse journey. I thought I heard one buzz they were bungeeing from Bingie before they bounced out of sight.

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Literary Nonsense Poetry Comedy Oz Werewolf Story

Hi, it’s Greenygrey. It’s already Thursday, and there’s been no Werewolf of Oz: Fantasy Travel by Google Maps, so we have for you today, a nice fun wordplay literary nonsense comedy satire episode to prepare you for the now not long to go weekend.

Map of New South Wales/Australia, LGA of Eurob...
Map of New South Wales/Australia, LGA of Eurobodalla Shire highlighted (Photo credit: Wikipedia)

After the east coast was sighted last episode, this episode sees the travel quest quartet actually reach the landmark geographical location on their Google maps marathon maudle after some Euro eulogy illogical potato parody.

Chapter 104.  Potatoes and Cheese Make Travelling a Breeze

I slept well, and everybody else said they did too. There seemed a new energy in the camp, and we had a good start to our day’s ramble; reaching Eurobodalla by mid-morning, and Bodalla around midday. They were quite similar towns, but Eurobodalla reminded me more of Europe for some reason.

The Big Cheese
The Big Cheese (Photo credit: Wikipedia)

We were going to stop in Bodalla for lunch, but then read about the South Coast Cheese just outside town, so went there instead. We picked up some right cheesy bargains at the factory shop; and I don’t mean of the inauthentic kind.

We couldn’t wait to reach Potato Point after that, and had no trouble finding it. We just followed the pointing potatoes.

Reaching the East Coast at Potato Point

The Tasman Sea expanded with each step as we approached the east coast, and washed over us like a giant wet towel after we all jumped in upon arrival.

Potato, cheese and Speck
Potato, cheese and Speck (Photo credit: nebulux76)

I had finally reached the east coast of Oz after arriving near the west coast over a year ago. I thought of Bonzo, and how he would no doubt have loved the refreshing relief of the neverending waves.

But he was in a happy place. Upon emerging from the sea, and drying off, we set about cooking our dinner.

After an hour or three,
we had a tea fit for King Eddie,
and Queen Eloise,
of potatoes and cheese.

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Notes

King Edward is a type of potato.

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Saying Goodbye to Old Friends, Before Shapeshift to Bay

Mangrove Honeyeater (Lichenostomus fasciogular...
Image via Wikipedia

Hi, it’s Grey. The penultimate Werewolf of Oz has just arrived on the blog and into the Greenygrey world, so I thought I’d publish it pronto. Only one more left now, and we’re expecting that on Tuesday, which is the same day as we’re hoping the book will be published on Amazon. Here’s episode 141 of 142:

141.  SOLO TRAVELLER ONCE AGAIN, LIKE WHEN IT ALL BEGAN

So my epic journey had really ended, and all was well. The Great Dame of Oz left to go on a world tour, so Angry, Elle and Cathy were going to stay in the mansion indefinitely. I’m sure they had bright Emerald futures ahead of them; now they had regained their body, mind and spirit confidence.

Once More unto the Sea

I knew I could return to the Greenygrey world now, but felt there was something else I needed to do. I thought I should visit the Tasman Sea one last time.

So I said cheerio to everybody and everything in Emerald. There were especially long farewells with my three long-term travel companions and my favourite Oz hat couple. Then it was time to go solo once more; returning to my status upon arrival in Oz.

I shapeshifted into a bird of paradise,
and set off once more for the seaside.
I flew with the wind to the east,
for an hour and a half at least,
arriving at the sea over Deception Bay,
I thought there must be another way,
so I headed south and landed next to a jay,
in a place I liked the sound of: Bramble Bay.
I asked the jay, whose name was Jay,
whether it had seen anything untoward astray.
Jay said nothing unusual had happened all day.

Seeing a Sea Commotion

Everything did seem absolutely normal, and I began to wonder if I’d wasted my time making this diversion. But then:

I saw a commotion out at sea
and wondered what it might be.

The commotion was not only there; it was approaching the beach at a phenomenal speed. I asked Jay if it could see it. It said yes, it could.

I wondered what it could be: Was it more acid-rain? Could it be the MoMo East returning from the deep? Or was it Smiggin Holes escaped from its deep hole? Was there one more test I had to put my exhausted bird-brain through?

The commotion reached the shallows. I could now make out a head and arms. I thought I recognised who it was… but surely it couldn’t be… could it?

It continued swimming to the shallows, and then emerged onto the beach.

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