A Motley Sisterhood of Pirates! (Part three Blog Sixteen)
By Dan Watt and Taylor Norris
She inhales the mixed scent of fish guts and baking bread once more than turns to one of the long tables where the ‘Harlot’ is chatting to Althea. They’re making string from the kelp that ‘Ship Protector’ Umi brought out of the sea.
“Grab the string and stretch your arms apart so it’s tight,” Sadie says to Althea.
Althea grimaces as she holds the string apart as hard as she can while Sadie pulls on it. Turning to the ‘Harlot’ she says with a nod, “Not bad. We’ll test it with wood in about a week from now.”
“The ‘Ship Protector’ will need to get us more,” the ‘Harlot’ says with a sarcastic grin.
“I’ll let her know,” Sadie replies. “Betty’s your aunt and she’ll bake you a pie,” she says as a further compliment. She turns towards the kitchen and shouts out, “I don’t want any bones in my soup this time Nippie!”
“Aye, aye ‘Dizzying Blade’,” Nippie shouts back with an accent no one’s been able to figure out yet.
As she steps out of the galley she hears Mesi cry out, “I’ve knicked me ‘self!”
With thanks to Joanne Gosling (Navigator ‘Storm Caller’ Master Jo Anne): Joanne is an Interior Decorator who specializes in closets: Jgosling@calclosets.com Calclosetsjoanne or Joannegosling22@gmail.com
And Leah Weir (Helmswoman ‘Wheel Turner’ Synthia): model and cover editor