Let Me Explain: Part Four

Part Four Three days later, I sat on my bed, phone in one hand, Holly’s business card in the other. I ran my thumb over the embossed letters of ‘Carnus Investigations’, wondering if I really had the guts to do this. It was early in the morning. Mom and Dad were both gone from the…

Let Me Explain: Part Three

Part Three It was late in the afternoon and I was leaving my internship when a man in a dark suit approached me, an earpiece in one ear. It was so surreal, like I’d stepped into a movie. “Miss Foster?” The man asked, removing his sunglasses and tucking them into his pocket. “Yes?” I said,…

The Blood of the Ships: Part Five and Part Six

Part Five Banor often questions if it was a good decision to bring Astrid onto the ship. He doesn’t regret it, not for a second. He just wonders if it was a good idea. Maybe they could’ve brought her to a town, said that they’d found her and that she needed a home. Would her…

The Blood of the Ships: Part Four

Part Four The next few years are rocky, but everyone on the ship grows to love Astrid as if she’s their own daughter. Nuri uses cloth they steal to stitch clothing and toys for Astrid as she grows. They stay in calm waters to ensure that Astrid has proper time to grow up. As Astrid…

The Blood of the Ships: Part Three

Part Three The news of Astrid’s arrival spreads like wildfire around the ship. Most of the crew is thrilled to have a baby on board, but some are filled with trepidation at the trouble it could bring. Scarlet uses supplies located on the ship to make a bottle for Astrid. She pours milk into the…

The Blood of the Ships: Part Two

Part Two May 14th, 1632. Banor McCallie stands at the bow of his ship, looking out over the waters. It’s just past daybreak and there’s a chill in the air. Banor, his sister Scarlet, and his first mate Gil, are the only ones up at this hour. Gil is at the wheel, keeping the ship-…

The Blood of the Ships: Part One

Part One Too many questions would have been asked if she hadn’t gone into hiding. Her mother had told everyone she’d gone on a trip overseas for studies, when in all truth, she’d been but a few miles away in a secluded cottage. It all began about twelve months ago. One stupid, sordid affair with…

Story 6: The Blood of the Ships

After being found in a small row boat in the middle ocean, Astrid grows up and becomes a pirate, on a ship with the people she now calls her family. After a turn of unexpected events, she becomes determined to seek revenge against her and her father’s number one enemy; Adrian Sterling, while trying to…

Havana: Part Four

Part Four It’s still early in the day when they arrive back at the house from El Jardin, but jet lag soon catches up with Tori and her hosts understand when she excuses herself to shower and settle in. As she sits on the bed in her robe, she can’t help but reflect on the…