September 19th, 2009

Creative Joyous Cat

Talk Like A Pirate Day

I wanted to write something specific for Talk Like A Pirate Day, but I'm tired tonight. Maybe tomorrow. 

The next chapter of Fireborn is not pirate-related, but could be ready tomorrow, depending on how much time I can spend on the computer, and how much is busy interacting with family, supervising homework, or whatever else needs doing.

In the meantime, a friend of mine is writing a pirate story.   I thought some of you might want to check it out, it being an auspicious day for the fun and piratical.

It's 2040 and the three oceans—Pasifika, Atalantik and Indi'O—are controlled by sky-pirates. Lawless, corrupt, the oceans’ flying cities are also home to those criminals who have been exiled forever from the mainlands.

Nineteen-year-old Bouboucar Bottle has come to Pasifika with her friend Leula to seek her fortune (and whatever else she can get). In her travels through Pasifika, Boo meets empaths and hitmen, ex-priests and artificial intelligences, exiled biochemists and a bona fide pirate princess.

Boo isn’t clever, or beautiful, or talented, or any of the things heroes (or villains) should be. But she does have a gift: she can see the potential of others.

It’s more useful than you might expect.

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