A Motley Sisterhood of Pirates! (Part three Blog thirteen)
By Dan Watt and Taylor Norris
“That means landing near the Horse People,” Sadie warns in a similar whispery tone.
“That it does Master-at-arms. Best ask the First Mate to make sure we have enough cloth to blindfold everyone, including you the day before we land so your sight is night worthy.”
“Can’t just trade?” she asks. The idea of walking around in the daylight blindfolded isn’t her favourite option.
“You saw how the horsemen gazed and drooled at ‘Harlot’ Thelma and the rest of us.
“’One Eye’ told me the ‘Harlot’ was staring right back with the same intensity until ‘One Eye’ reminded her the horsemen would probably split her in two.”
The Captain puts the back of her hand over her mouth to stifle her laughter. “What did the ‘Harlot’ reply?”
“’One Eye’ said she answered, ‘thank ye for protecting me sir,’ with much sarcasm.”
The sound of two girls screaming at each other reaches Sadie’s ears. She turns to look back at the same moment as the Captain does.
“Is that Althea and Mesi at it again?” the Captain asks.
“Aye,” Sadie replies in frustration.
“They’re twelve or thirteen years old now?” the Captain asks.
“Aye,” Sadie replies again. “I’ll have a word with them–again.”
“That would be good,” the Captain replies and gives her a sympathetic pat on the shoulder.
With thanks to Joanne Gosling (Navigator ‘Storm Caller’ Master Jo Anne): Joanne is an Interior Decorator who specializes in closets: Jgosling@calclosets.com Calclosetsjoanne
And Leah Weir (Helmswoman ‘Wheel Turner’ Synthia): model and cover editor
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