The Bride and the Buccaneer
“A sail, Cap’n! Three points off the starboard bow!”
Jack shaded his eyes and he could see it now, a schooner rigged fore-and-aft. This wasn’t a good sign, since schooners were the favored vessels of—
“Pirates!” the lookout yelled. “It’s the Zephyr!”
“Damnation,” Jack said to himself. It would be just his luck that out of all the pirates in the Caribbean, his ship would come across the Zephyr.
The schooner was also flying Cartagenan colors. No doubt the Zephyr carried a letter of marque from the fledgling republic, full of official seals and ribbons, and about as meaningful as a parrot’s chatter. Jack knew this since he had a similar letter of marque.
“Cap’n, he’s signaling he wants to parley,” the lookout called.
The Zephyr’s gunports were closed, and she looked innocent enough. Plus they had the advantage of the wind while the Jade was on a lee shore.
“Haul back, Mr. Rice. We shall see what Captain Sinister wants.”
“That pirate’s name is Captain Sinister? What kind of a name is Captain Sinister?"
September 19 is International Talk Like A Pirate Day, and we're celebrating in fine style. The rum is flowing, the dachshund is barking out orders (she always wants to be the captain) and we're honing our cutlasses and priming our pistols for a day of pillaging and piratical acts!
Actually, only the dachshund part of that is true--she does always want to be the captain. In the meantime, you can relax with an award-winning piratical tale of hijinks on the high seas with The Bride and the Buccaneer, Captain Sinister's Lady or Smuggler's Bride, all ready to be loaded onto your ereader.
Channel your inner pirate! It's your day to celebrate a little nautical naughtiness!