‘Ursula, Chapter Ten: The Day Trip’, A Serial Comic by Michael Hawkins

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This is the penultimate chapter of ‘Ursula’, a comic by Michael Hawkins we’re currently serialising. Catch up on chapters one, two, three, four, five, six, seven, eight, and nine.


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Things feel good again! I can’t believe it. All that sadness and despair is pushed back under the mattress and stomped on or whatever I guess but it feels like it’s gone for good.

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Ishka and I are going on a picnic with Ishka’s boyfriend and Bruce. We hop on bikes and head out into the country…

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… WWAAAYYYY out.

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Eventually we come to this palatial country estate. Oh my god, it’s so beautiful! It seems to be uninhabited so we decide to explore.

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It seems like a reasonable idea to me but what the fuck do I know?

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As we sit down to eat and drink everything is perfect… or it should feel that way but some trouble is totally nibbling at me. I have to get up and walk around, not knowing whether I’m trying to escape my unease or find it’s source.

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Where do I know that name? Do I feel weird because something is going to go wrong… or is something going to go wrong because I feel weird? … Does my mind control the universe?

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Then I hear them coming… oh fuck…

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Michael Hawkins is a Melbourne-dwelling comic book and visual artist of Tasmanian and U.S. derivation. He believes in mystery.