Word Prompts – Pirate in Training

With nothing more than I would be able to eat, I wrap my food in the cloth I started with. Land isn’t that far away. Doves, normally drawn to land, have taken to joining Charles while he lowers his nets.

Mary walks in, as I am about to leave, and her silence eats into my guilt.

‘You only needed to ask,’ she says.

‘I didn’t want to put you in a position where you needed to lie. I need to go, the longer I am here, the more danger you are in. Surely you see that?’

‘Then I wish you well,’ she says, turning around from the galley.

As I lower my boat into the water, water bubbles across the surface. I am too late. A ship, flying the flag of blue crossbones cuts through the waves towards our destination.

I cannot leave now, if my father still lives – I alone can save them.

Published by writerravenclaw

I am a fifty something mother of two grown up children, and one beautiful grandchild. I have been married for nearly thirty-four years. My first book was published ten years ago. I wrote my book Sticks and Stones because of my experience of being bullied at school.

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