Ocracoke Dawn

Time for another entry in Friday Fictioneers challenge, courtesy of Rochelle Wissof-Fields. If you want to give it a try, check the info on her blog. 100 words more or less, inspired by a photo, here we go….

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 Copyright –  Sandra Crook

Kneeling in a pool of his own blood, Edward Teach looked up at the towering form of Lieutenant Maynard, shadowed by his men.

“I promised you no quarter and I expect none in return.”

“And I promised you none would be given, Mr.Teach. So, in the end, we finally agree on something.”

“Just remember, when the sands of time run out, we shall meet again.”

Robert Maynard cast one last glance at the bleeding pirate, feeling a slightest sense of intrigue at his refusal to succumb to the numerous wounds. Turning away, he gave a short command.

“I want his head on a bowsprit.”

For those of you thirsty for more information…
Edward Teach – Blackbeard

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The Legend of Anne Bonny

Time for another entry in Friday Fictioneers challenge, courtesy of Rochelle Wisoff-Fields. If you want to give it a try, check the info on her blog. 100 words more or less, inspired by a photo, here we go….

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They call us legends…
Jack, Mary, me…
But I am still here.

I am followed by whispered tales
of sunken ships and lost treasures,
fierce battles and impossible odds.
And I am still here.

“Had you fought like a man,
you need not have been hang’d like a dog.”
Drunken fools mockingly imitate me,
when they think I can’t hear.

I despise their songs of fallen heroes,
drunken lovers and cursed gallows,
I feel the poisonous glares on my back.
They hate it that I am still here.

They wish I was gone…
because I fought like a woman
and I refused to disappear.

I have a confession to make, although this break was self-imposed and needed, I realized how I miss playing with words and stories. So, I am glad to be back.

For those of you with a curious streak, here is the link with more information about my inspiration for today’s story.

http://www.bonney-readkrewe.com/legend.html

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I Fear We Have No Vanilla

I never start my photo posts from the title. Title is probably the last thing I get to. On the other hand, if I am writing a story or a poem, the title is usually the first thing that springs to my mind. Strange, isn’t it.
So, when I prepare to publish a photo, first I upload the image and stare at it. Many times, the music I listen to helps me set the mood. Not tonight, though. Tonight I am listening to Bettye LaVette singing The Who’s Love Reign. Not much connection to this ship.

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This is Neptune, a spanish galleon built in 1985. for Roman Polanski’s movie Pirates. I remember watching it when I was a kid, found it hilarious. Have no desire to revisit it these days. But I wanted to visit the Neptune when I was in Genoa. Alas, cruel fate wouldn’t allow it. It was a lunch break when we got there. So, no Pirate games for me. Maybe for the best, another international incident wouldn’t look good on my resume.  As for the title – it’s a quote from the movie. Not making much sense, but I find it hilarious. Guess, it’s just one of those days.

Oh, almost forgot…this is my entry for this week’s Monochrome Madness Challenge, you can check other entries here —> Leanne Cole PHOTOGRAPHY.