Flash Fiction: A Pirate Gift

It was my sixteenth birthday.

I had awoken to find all the presents I had received, lined up in my room. Like every year, I ran around excitedly, searching for my grandfather’s present. There it was. Neatly wrapped, with a yellow bow on top. I picked the present and opened it neatly. Inside, I found a nice watch, but more importantly, I found a map. Grandpa had told me that his grandpa was a pirate. His legendary exploits had all been narrated to me by grandpa. The treasure he had accumulated was hidden around the world, and its locations were hidden in this map. Grandpa said that he had been uninterested in the treasure and father had been just like him. But, I was different which is why I had been gifted this map.

It has been ten years since that day, and now, I’ve finally deciphered the first clue…

Word Count: 150


Fandango’s Flash Fiction Challenge #11

Microfiction: Flaming Galleon

The Pirate crew cheered as their target burst into flames.

The Captain smiled to herself. The Black Blade Pirates had claimed yet another victim. Their tally now rested at twenty. She roared out to her crew in jubilation. It was now affirmed that no ship was good enough to stand against the might of The Black Blade. The legendary galleon stood as a burning testimony to that lofty statement. The Captain and the crew however, soon became silent. They could hear laughter coming from the Galleon’s deck.

That is all they heard before cannons open fired on the pirate crew…

Word Count: 100


The Aether Prompt: March 13th, 2019

Flash Fiction: Voyage

Into the darkness, I lead my ship.

It seemed like the best idea before it became reality: Escape the mundanities of  regular life, and set sail on a voyage to explore the world. I wanted to experience the various adventures this world had to offer. A bunch of young ones who were influenced by my words, joined me on my escape from reality. This scares me now. What if I made a mistake? Will these young ones suffer because of me?

Not on my watch…

The darkness does not look so bad, with the moon and stars guiding me…

Word Count: 99


Carrot Ranch November 29: Flash Fiction Challenge

Inspiration Call: Flash Fiction Friday

Flash Fiction: Island

He could finally see it, the island, the destination to his long voyage, his very reason for becoming a pirate, the place where the X was located.

His dreams of gold and hope for immense treasures were only intensified upon seeing the brilliant light coming from the mouth of the cave, driving him to urge his crew to row harder.

He walked into the cave expecting mounds of gold coins and jewels, but instead was greeted by the aureate dragon and the intense warmth of her welcoming flames.

Word Count: 88


Three Line Tales, Week 134