Saturday, April 14, 2012

Merrilea's Music #atozchallenge

 

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.

 
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Merrilea’s Music


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.”





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14 comments:

Rachel Morgan said...

syncopated <--- I don't think I've heard this word since I studied music! Cool use of it here.

M.J. Fifield said...

Really cool concept. You set the scene well.

Susan Roebuck said...

You've conjured up the scene beautifully. I could feel the salty spray - just hope I'm not a scallywag!

Julie said...

I love the ocean and you've captured the dark side of it so well here. Very creepy!!

The Golden Eagle said...

I love the blend of music and the ocean!

Alex J. Cavanaugh said...

Listen to the sirens and you're doomed.

J.C. Martin said...

This one has such beautifully vivid imagery! And I love how you used the word 'syncopated'!

J.C. Martin
A to Z Blogger

Fairview said...

Such great imagery here. I can almost taste the salt in the air.

Rek said...

Like others have said, great imagery here, I love when someone uses the"not often used" words.

Rebecca Bradley said...

I liked this. I love the word scallywags. It reminds me of my childhood as it was a word that was used more back then than now. Thanks for sharing.

Jaycee DeLorenzo said...

Great scene (same for "L") - I just caught up on both! Great imagery as always. You're very talented with description. :D

Christine Rains said...

Great imagery. I can hear the storm and rage of the sea. Nice job!

Journaling Woman said...

Nice story. Nice to meet you.

Teresa

Julie Daines said...

Cool! I'm impressed by the variety of characters and settings I've seen so far in your A to Z posts!