A Motley Sisterhood of Pirates! (Part three Blog Seventeen)
By Dan Watt and Taylor Norris
The deck is filling up with most of the girls. Sadie hears ‘One Eye’ playing her mandolin as she instructs Aarini how to turn the wheel. “Straight ahead, for the wind is directly behind us,” ‘One Eye’ instructs in a sing-song voice.
Umi is at the starboard gunwale with a few of the girls pointing out into the calm waters.
“Ship Protector Umi,” she calls out, “a word.”
Umi says something to the girl and comes over to her. “Mornin’ Master-at-arms.”
“Mornin’ to you as well. Need more seaweed for the ‘Harlot’ to make bow strings.”
“I’ll get ready,” Umi replies, “as soon as we’re near the shallows.”
“Bugs and birds,” Sadie says with a groan.
“Aye, and all sorts of sea creatures,” Umi adds. “I’d think the Deep Dwellers homes will be visible tonight. Do you think you could put in a word with the Captain to let me show some of the girls?”
“Will do,” she replies. “Pick the girls you want. I’ll talk to the Captain first than teach some of these motley sisters how to fight and hoist the sails.”
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;
Leah Weir (Helmswoman ‘Wheel Turner’ Synthia): model and cover editor;
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