August 4th, 2013

Beyond the Ocean's Edge

An Excerpt from Sailing Dangerous Waters

Hey, it's been quite a while since I've posted anything from the Stone Island Sea Stories.  In writing, I find that I enjoy certain scenes, certain chapters to a greater degree than others.  Some are fun to write, and others are of a more laborious nature.  This was one of the "fun" ones.  It takes place about halfway through Sailing Dangerous Waters and in fact is chapter thirteen out of twenty-six.  Hopefully I remember how to do a "cut" so it doesn't clog up your friends pages.

The Diplomatic Voyage

            Pierce fidgeted, looking at his watch, anxious for the last members of the official delegation to be aboard.  They milled about on the quay, halting the loading of their dunnage as time and time again it seemed, a needed item was discovered to be in a chest destined for the very depths of the hold.  At the same time, as members of the group tried to make their way on board, they were waylaid by residents or those being left behind with some sort of authority.  In the not so distant future, a future measured now in portions of an hour, they would lose the tide and sailing would have to wait.
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