A Motley Sisterhood of Pirates! (Part three Blog fifteen)
By Dan Watt and Taylor Norris
Sadie can smell raw fish and baking bread as she steps into the galley. In the very fore of the galley, past the few long tables and fixed chairs where the ‘Harlot’ and Althea are sitting together, she sees a single window with a wide serving ledge. To the far right is the entrance into the kitchen itself. She knows from helping Nippie out when she was younger that there’s a stove, and a pantry with flower, spices, and salted fish. The kitchen also has a distiller, an oven, and grills.
She hears Mesi complaining to Nippie about Janet hitting her wrist with a spoon instead of just telling her when she guts a fish wrong. As she steps closer she hears Nippie say in her boisterous caustic voice, “Janet doesn’t talk she only sings.” Sadie peeks through the window. She sees they are gutting large fish that have the length of a pike but the shape of a wide mouth bass.
Janet has her head turned slightly towards Mesi. Janet is a tall girl. She wears a mix match of clothing under a robin egg coloured apron. The sleeves of her white cotton shirt are rolled up. Although her shirt is worn loosely it still can’t hide her ample bosom. Nor do the loose fitting brown capris hide her round hips. Her hair is the colour of flax and escapes the plain olive green bandana that covers her head. Her face is smooth and brown with large pouting lips. The simple string necklace the ‘Harlot’ made for her dangles loosely from her neck. The one with the tooth the Captain obtained from the young rascal, who tried to take Janet without her permission.
Janet glances back at her and Sadie realizes that from a distance its Janet’s body that draws attention first, but up close, it’s the green iris of her eyes with the faint circle of brown around the pupils. Janet received the best physical attributes from her Creole parents. Sadie wonders what Janet would have been like if Barthadrow hadn’t captured her when she was a child.
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