A Motley Sisterhood of Pirates! (Part Seven: Blog Forty-Three)
By Dan Watt and Taylor Norris, co-authors of the Rita Walker series
Once the throats of the kept fish are slit in kindness with a thank you for giving themselves up for sustenance Amelie takes her time in the hold to rest. She knows the corpses of the fish will be thrown into barrels to be rolled into the gallery where ‘Unibrow’ Nippie and Janice will skin them and hang them and coat them with brine to dry out for storage. That means the crew will be eating fried fish skin with seaweed soup for the next while.
Amelie closes her eyes with a sigh. All of ‘Dizzying Blade’s’ weapons are now stored in the Captain’s and ‘Wheel Turner’s’ rooms. Such an interesting assortment of fighting utensils, and of course, Arsema is away. She already misses sparring with Arsema under ‘Dizzying Blades’ caustic tutelage. As she falls asleep she envisions her and Arsema practicing deeks and ducks, spins, switching weapons from one hand to the other, and fighting with a weapon in each hand. As they practice she hears girls screaming.
She opens her eyes and listens. Starlight filters through the partially open windows that were once for the now never used cannons. She realizes the screams are not coming from her dream, but are real, and happening.
Dan Watt is the author of the epic dark fantasy fiction book BARD
Taylor Norris, RMT, as First Mate ‘One Eye’ Olanis: firstname.lastname@example.org (Kitchener-Waterloo)
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;
Andraya Watt as Assistant-Master-at-Arms, Amelie
With Thanks To:
Fire & Steel for the Medieval Rapier: http://fireandsteel.ca/
Alex Watt for background pictures
Daiana Duca for background pictures
Krissy Karmaschek for background pictures