For the A to Z Challenge, I'm having twenty-six flash fiction pieces from my Foxwick Kingdom and its surrounding neighbors. Soon A to Z Flashes of Foxwick will be available in e-book format. You can add this to your Goodreads list here.
The waves crashed against the jagged cliff rocks and pounded a steady beat. Boards creaked upon the pirate ship in a syncopated rhythm. Sails flapped in the wind as the crew neared the edge of Blackden Barrens and Merrilea Sea.
“Find a place to land,” the captain called, his voice punctuated by the churning sea.
“Aye, aye, captain.”
Metal jingled from the ship’s hold and proclaimed the bounty the pirates had looted. Feet thundered across the boards. A large creaking crack broke through the ship as storm clouds coated the sky. The rain burst from their darkened puffs and pinged against the violent surf of Merrilea Sea.
“Seek land. Hurry!” The captain’s knuckles turned white from clutching the helm.
Lightning flashed, and thunder roared.
A lone siren’s voice rose from the sea’s depths. “Beware the sea’s torrential notes and a watery grave for scallywags.”