This week’s prompts are at the bottom.
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After the mutiny, Captain Jacques Hellion found himself adrift on a lifeboat with only his parrot, Samuel, and very few supplies. His first mate, Sneed, had led the crew against him and taken Hellion’s ship. As Sneed turned the ship alee and sailed away the Cap’n shook his fist and cursed his former crew, He yelled and yelled. He didn’t stop until his ship, Buccaneer’s Slave, had disappeared over the horizon at which point Jacques Hellion got down to the business of inventorying the small boat’s contents.
He found tobacco, hard tack, salted fish and maybe three litres of drinking water. There was also an old bottle with a cork stopper. Cap’n Hellion pulled the stopper from the bottle, and a Genie appeared. The genie announced that he would grant only one wish to the Pirate Captain; not three, as was the custom.
Excited, and without thinking it through, Jacques Hellion blurted out, “Turn the sea into rum!” which is, of course, a Pirate’s favourite drink.
“As you wish,” the genie waved his hands elaborately, a mighty storm blew up and the Genie vanished.
The lifeboat was a modified Norwegian yawl boasting a double hull, filled with cork, for buoyancy and a cast iron keel that made it self righting. Captain Hellion had no trouble with the storm and when it blew out only the gentle lapping of rum against the hull broke the stillness. Both the pirate and the parrot, Samuel, sampled the rum and found it to be very good rum, indeed.
The two stared at one another as they considered their circumstance.
Finally, Samuel narrowed his eyes and looked disgustedly at the Captain. Hellion stared back, defiantly.
“Now yee’ve done it.” cackled the bird, “Now we’re gonna have to pee in the boat.”
This week’s prompts are:
- it’s clogged
- rocket surgery
Go ahead and dive in, set your imagination free!
Ready, Set, Go – you have 25 minutes, but if that is not possible, take as long as you need and, have fun!