Tuesday is when I tackle some Five Sentence Fiction. Feel free to take Lillie McFerrin’s challenge to write a five sentence story based on a single word prompt. The word does not have to appear in your five sentences, just used for direction. This week’s word is Pirates.
Here is my offering:
“Bring this bucket to th’ starboard Mr. Wheeler, an’ don’t dally about or we’ll all be chum for th’ bottom feeders a fore th’ moon peeks o’er th’ horizon yonder, ye can mark me words,” Captain Verbossa yelled but his words and spittle were torn from chapped lips by lashing winds and pelting rain. The helmsman relied more on his own instinct than the barely heard orders and spun the ship’s wheel. Every able pirate scurried across sea-slicked decks with purpose and life-preserving fear like krill ahead of the mouth of a whale.
Rising from the depths came a warning as if it were the voice of Calypso herself, “David Jones you turn that light off this instant,” and before dousing the lamp, he gave his blue quilt a kick—an attempt to send the ship directly into the open locker at the foot of his bed.
“Brace ye selves, mates,” bellowed the lookout perched high in the crow’s nest, “a monstrous wave’s a-comin’!”
Got five sentences? Share them!
I would also love to get some feedback from the FSF community on my Short Story (considerably more than five sentences—6,262 words to be precise) that I posted this past Sunday. Please take a gander and let me know what you think.