Twittering Tales: The Ally

Twittering Tales challenge is hosted by Kat Myrman. The goal is to write a twitter-length story, in 140 characters or less. You can see the challenge HERE.

Here’s my tale:

The Ally


The pirate ship shrieked.
Governor’s men could taste their victory.
They were unaware that she, pirates’ secret ally, was waiting for her cue.

(140 characters)

I know, those don’t really look like pirate ships, but I recently finished watching Black Sails, the final season. This is my tribute to the best show ever!
Also, pirates are the best. I should write about them more often. XD

Top 5 Wednesday: Fictional Jobs I’d Want to Have


Top 5 Wendesday is hosted by Samatha at Thoughts on Tomes. The guidelines and topics can be found on the Goodreads group.

This week’s topic, as the title says, is to choose five fictional careers you’d want to have. This one was a bit hard for me, since there are not many truly fictional careers in the books I’ve read. In the end, this is what I came up with:

1. Magizoologist (Fantastic Beasts and Where to Find Them)

Do I even have to explain this? Studying magical creatures is the best! Also, this means I’d be a witch, and that’s something I really want to be. 😉


2. Dragon naturalist (A Natural History of Dragons)

This career is similar to the previous one. In the book, Lady Trent goes on an expedition to study dragons. I love dragons, and I would love to do the same!


3. A member of the Ketty Jay crew (Tales of the Ketty Jay series)

An airship pirate? Count me in! Yes, the characters of this series get in a lot of trouble, and the captain doesn’t always know what he’s doing, but as the story progresses they really become one big family. And everyone is crazy in their own way. XD

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4. Digidestined (Digimon)

I’m not sure if this can be considered a job, but Digidestined are children chosen to travel to the Digital World and raise their Digimon. Together, they fight the evil Digimon that threaten the Digital World. I loved Digimon when I was a kid, more than Pokemon. It had a better and more complex story, and I was never really comfortable with the idea of Pokemon fighting one another for no apparent reason… Anyway, I’d love to have a Digimon friend. 🙂


5. Antari (Shades of Magic series)

Not really a career either, but Antaris who have the rare ability to travel between different worlds are often “employed” by the rulers of Londons to carry their messages. Now, I have to be careful with this one, because it’s dangerous. I have to admit I’m not quite sure if I really want this, but I do love magic and the idea of travelling between worlds is a very appealing one. To be honest, I didn’t know what to put as my last pick, it was between this and being a superhero but “with great power comes great responsibility” and I’m not sure if I want that kind of pressure. XD


So, those are my picks. What do you think, would you like to have one of these jobs?

Ship on the Horizon

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Memory of the blood red sunset was gone. The sky had turned black, specked with a milion stars. The night was unusually dark, the moon just a thin line curved into a sickle. This was the reason why they were on the beach on that particular night, waiting for the ship to appear on the horizon.

“We don’t have much time! The ship is said to arrive in only two hours. We should already be able to see it if it weren’t for the fog”, Karlow said.

Karlow was the leader of the group. He naturally took the position, being the only one wise, and brave enough, to carry out the plan. Some said it was done before, some said it wasn’t, but the truth was not important, anyway. Even if it was possible, everything had to be done perfectly to succeed. The odds were not in their favour. That was why they all did their best to concentrate on the smaller tasks they had, trying not to think about the finale.

“Why do you think he’s doing it?” one of the men whispered to the other. The reply never came.

Karlow became one of them, but he was still the high-class gentleman who spoke, dressed, and acted differently than the rest of the group. He was also far more dangerous. They were petty thieves, pickpockets, horse stealers, and only the worst of them attempted to rob carriages. There was some skill, but not much thought in their actions. Karlow, on the other hand, was a planner. A conspirator. He could destroy a person using only words. The group never understood why he gathered them, but they couldn’t refuse the great opportunity he offered.

“Now, be careful! If you put the lights there, the ship would turn to avoid it and it would hit the cliff over there!” every Karlow’s word was an order.

They turned on the little gas lights. Every inch mattered. Every inch meant life or death. Carefully, following strictly the given orders, the men arranged the lights. They were put on high rods and left to hang over the sea.

The ship became visible. The crew’s lives were in danger, and so were the lives of the group on the shore, but only  those on the beach were aware of it. And all they could do was wait.

Karlow showed no sign of fear. He walked along the small, rocky beach and made sure the lights were in their place. The men could hear their hearts beating in their chests. Minutes went by painfully slow.

“It’s going in the right direction”, men began to murmur. And really, the ship turned away from the beach. As soon as it happened, the men started to celebrate.

“It’s not over yet!” Karlow shouted, and they went quiet. The man had great power over them, the people who had always hated authority. They remained motionless until it finally happened.

The ship crashed into the cliff. The sound of death spread over the beach. The darkness had done it’s part.

“It’s done,” Karlow said. “Now go on that ship and take all you can! And make sure no one survives to tell what happened!”

About wreckers on Wikipedia.