For July and August, I’m pulling from “Spice Pirates,” my long short story that I’d planned to have live on Amazon TWO weeks ago but of couse more stuff came up – dealing with a broken water line, school projects, and then leaving on vacation. So, here’s hoping I can get it on Amazon when I get back.
Rosamaria’s sick brother Basil just wants to be a pirate, so she enlists the help of her friends Origano, Clovio, and Anisa to take him on a pirate adventure. But then the REAL pirates show up….
For this scene, someone stole all Origano’s money so he stole some food from Rosamaria’s father’s food stand. She chased him, went through his belongings, and discovered a treasure map.
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“My father hates pirates,” she said.
Origano shrugged; he couldn’t care less about this girl’s father.
“Where’s your pirate ship?”
“Can’t tell you.”
“Where’s your treasure buried?”
“Can’t tell you that either.”
She scowled, her awe wearing off. “You’re a pretty useless pirate.”
He scowled at her. “Can’t you imagine how much trouble a pirate would get into if her went around telling every pretty girl he met where his treasure was?”
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She comes across as really naive. I don’t think I’d ask a pirate either of those things…so you do leave the reader wondering what’s up, which is never a bad thing!
Hah. I think he’s more realistic about piracy than she is. Very cute!
Did she really expect him to answer those questions? She’s making it very easy for him to answer.
He’s got a good point. It’s hard to keep a secret if you tell everyone who asks.
You’re a pretty useless pirate…LOL! Great snippet!
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