Cast Away – A Pirate’s Tail

 

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Cast Away – A Pirate’s Tail

Her iridescent tail unfurled and snapped a farewell. The handsome pirate, no longer a threat to her soul, gasped and exhaled the sea. The chains broken, each unbound and cast away, never to reunite.

The natural order restored, the tumultuous waves lay down once more at peace.
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50 responses to “Cast Away – A Pirate’s Tail

  1. Pretty language here, Tracy. I can see the hint of a sea serpent swimming away amid the tumult.

    All my best,
    MG

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  2. A mermaid? You stumped me, Doc.

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  3. I especially like the line “gasped and exhaled the sea”l it’s quite wondrous in my imagination.

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  4. Dear Tracey,

    I’ve always fancied myself as being part mermaid. A bit of unrequited love there, at least no one died. πŸ˜‰

    Shalom,

    Rochelle

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  5. the pirate must have lost his fake eye patch. this enabled him to see her clearly for what she really was. πŸ™‚

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  6. I love me a mermaid story and it appears the upper hand, as she would, of course! Beautiful writing, miss.

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  7. Fickle creatures, these mermaids. Nothing wrong with a bit of swashbuckling anyhow.

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  8. At least she let him go, I’ve heard some dark tales (tails?) of mermaids!

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  9. Sometimes, you just have to let him go. Weighted and headed for the bottom, that is.

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  10. Kind of makes up for the rough deal the little mermaid gets in the original Hans Anderson ( mute and walking on knives I seem to recall).
    I like the poetic ambiguity in this – mermaids, serpents, real or metaphorical chains – it could go many ways.

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  11. That’s mermaids for you. Cold fish. Nicely done Tracey.

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  12. I love how her tail snaps a farewell. That says a lot. Kudos

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  13. A mermaid? How interesting!

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  14. But there’s a switch here. He merges with the sea, she goes on to life on dry land, like two ships passing in the night. Was it not meant to be this way? Or was it a correction to the natural order of things that had somehow fallen out of order.
    How dare you be so profound in so few words!?

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  15. I love the wordplay. I don’t think the story is sad at all. Each of them goes their merry ways, love isn’t enough when both want very different things from life. Great story.

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  16. A lovely story about the end of a fairytale romance, but somehow it feels right that it should end. I think the pirate will wake up wondering, and I’m glad the waves will be at peace. That’s important.

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  17. Cute story with some great description (chains, unbound, etc.) well done.
    KT

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  18. Pirates mistaking dolphins for mermaids again? Too much rum!

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  19. Very sad. But perhaps that’s how we all should break up…never to be seen again πŸ˜€

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  20. Intriguing writing, reads well, very, but confusing. Could have been a touch longer.

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  21. That’s what you get for angering a mermaid.

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  22. An irridescent tail has to be a mermaid – shades of Jack Tar here I think.

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  23. Loved it – !

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