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Friday Fictioneers – Pirate’s Lair

Genre:  Historical Fiction

Word count:  100

Pirate’s Lair


I wake up, face-down on a beach. I cannot believe I survived that shipwreck! Coming to my feet, I look around, noting I’m alone.

Freedom! No more slavery for me! I’m the master of my own destiny, finally.

As I explore the island I notice a very narrow passageway and shudder as I see the chain. I’ve the marks on my neck, wrists and ankles proving I know their purpose all too well.

A mess of hair and beard appears, his stench almost unbearable.

“Well now, looky here. Welcome to Tortola! We need someone to stack the rum! Follow me!”

100-Word Stories:  Friday Fictioneers

Photo Prompt:   Copyright © C. Hase

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53 thoughts on “Friday Fictioneers – Pirate’s Lair

    • Thanks Derrick! As I was driving from a client’s house I came up with a whole ‘nother story that I kinda wish I had thought uo earlier!

  1. It’s funny, ever time I see these pictures i have an immediate initial reaction as to what it might be for me and in this case it was very similar to yours. The story would be different, of course but the image is very similar. Nice job.

    • Thanks George. So? When do we get to read one of yours, then? I actually came up with another story after I wrote this one. Wonder if it would have been better… 😛

      • Lol…you’re funny. Hopefully things calm down in a couple of weeks and I can get to these fictions. They look like fun but the window is so short time gets on the way. Soon, I hope…:)

        • I truly am, George (or so I keep being told!) The window is not short! You’ve got a whole week!
          Besides…they take 15 minutes to write…hee hee hee….OK maybe if you’ve taken a day or so to think about it!

  2. Oh no, not again… but maybe he’ll get the chance and become a pirate. Better than being a slave. He may even convince them to wash once in a while. 🙂 Great story, the relief from the chains was really touching.

  3. Oh, dear. Methinks the poor fellow will never find freedom. At least I hope he gets rewarded with some rum from time to time.
    Well told, Dale 🙂 I’m so glad you’re still addicted to Friday Fictioneers!

    • You’ve created the monster I’ve become! 😉 And thank you!
      I like to think they drafted him as a crewmember..

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