Weekend Writing Warriors 5/17/15 #8Sunday

Spice Pirates coverAnother post from my story “Spice Pirates,” which will be out May 30th and is currently available for preorder through Amazon.

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….

Picking up from last week, our heroes have been captured by pirates who’ve announced plans to throw them overboard.

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Rosamaria gasped, while Origano felt sick; how had such a harmless game turned into such a disaster?

Basil, meanwhile, didn’t seem bothered in the least. “Real pirates!” he whispered loudly to his sister before addressing the leader. “Good sir, there is no need to use such harsh measures. My friends and I will willingly answer all your questions, provided you will allow us to join your crew.”

The pirate leader grinned wickedly and asked. “But what if we prefer those harsh measures anyway?” As if to demonstrate, he aimed his arquebus at Basil.

“No!” Origano shouted, lunging in front of him just as the pirate pulled the trigger.

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  1. Oh no!This is bad… very bad!

  2. What a great snippet and cliffhanger! Love it, Ed, and will be purchasing a copy for my boys soon!

  3. Help! Things are going very super bad in what was planned to be a simple adventure. Terrific cliffhanger, ED

  4. This is bad, very, very…. very bad. Fun though. I like how your characters haven’t really separated reality from their game, even if they think they have,

  5. Oh dear, I was hoping for the pirate to be a good guy. Does’t seem likely now! Quite a cliffhanger, excellent excerpt.

  6. That could be messy. Hopefully the pirate was a really bad shot. Thanks for sharing.

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