Weekend Writing Warriors 5/3/15 #8Sunday

Let’s continue on this month with “Spice Pirates,” a short story I’ve been working on.

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….

In this scene, Rosamaria and Origano have taken Basil to find treasure the “pirates” have hidden on a nearby island. Last week,  they found someone else on the island with them.

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“Pirates?” said the stranger, holding up his empty hands. “Please, there’s no need for violence; I’m sure this is all just a misunderstanding.”

“Oh, yes, sir,” said Rosamaria. “You see, my brother wants to be a pirate, so my friends and I buried a treasure and arranged for him to come here and find it; we’re not really pirates.”

“Well, then, that makes this much easier. Garlicci, Fennelio, if you would be so kind.”

Two men emerged from the shadows; one held an arquebus and another a long length of rope.

“Pirates!” Basil exclaimed, grinning.

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  1. This one is just so much fun (at least at this point!). Enjoyed the excerpt and why do I feel sure they have actually met real pirates now LOL?

  2. Mischief afoot so far. Always delightful, ED.

  3. Trouble indeed my hearties…

  4. A pirate, huh? What fun. Very good snippet!

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