Sirens

Sirens

These are not fairy tales. Ok, I saw Pirates of the Caribbean: On Stranger Tides the other night again and got inspired by the deadly mermaids. I loved how they made them more like the original dark creepy monsters that lured sailors to their doom instead of falling in love and singing while brushing hair (actually there was a mermaid who fell in love with Philip....and there was a fair bit of singing....never mind)

published on May 29, 201448 reads 15 readers 8 completed
Chapter 1.
Whitecap Bay

Whitecap Bay

The waves lapped soothingly against the little weathered rowing boat, gently lulling the men on board to sleep with the maternal rocking motion of the sea. They had all one by one, all drifted off into oblivion, driven by constant labouring under the fear of Blackbeard’s wrath. His latest order was to capture a mermaid. Or rather, to be bait while he caught one. Many had balked at this command, having heard snatches of bone chilling stories, in smoky taverns by foreign ports, over several glasses of ale. They had quickly obeyed when subjected to the captain’s “special persuasion”.
One sailor still remained, eyelids drooping, half-heartedly mumbling the words of “My Jolly Sailor”. His own tired mind was closing down, shutting out the noise of the whispering sighing sea. He tailed off, giving into the urge to rest.
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ShakiraK
You're an amazing writer!!! Love this story
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Nightcat
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JeweledOwl812
AWESOMEE!!!!
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thanks
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Avienexjel
You write very well.
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Elleyd
Beautiful word choice and very elegant transitions

Good job
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on June 29, 2014
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