Saturday, September 19, 2009

3F#21 : Holiday

from Patty's A Creative Spanked Wife. I can't believe it took me this long to find this site. Great artwork! I won't even mind if you go check out her gallery before reading my story. This drawing is called "Pirate Bride." Note the ropes! Fantastic.

It's been a while since I participated in Flash Fiction Friday, so I figured I was due for another go round. This week, the wildcard words were "libretto," "Ophiucus," and "sweat." I exceeded the 250-word limit, but I've been editing out one word at a time for 45 minutes, so at 297 words, this is as close as it's going to get. And yes, the holiday referenced is real and is today. Follow the link!

"Arrr. Would you rather be tied to the mast or walk the plank when we get home, yeh scurvy wench?"

I grinned. "You know I'd rather be tied up than take a walk any day." We were lying on our backs, watching the night sky after picnicking and making out like teenagers. It had been a long time since I felt this happy. Even the mosquitoes, drawn to our sweat on this Indian Summer night, didn't bother me.

"No, no. You're supposed to say it like a pirate. It's September nineteenth!" Will shook his head.

"Now you'll have to be flogged as well."

Giggling, I remembered. "It's Talk Like a Pirate Day! Who came up with that?"

Will pointed at the sky, unusually clear and full of stars. "Those guys."

"I poured you one too many glasses of grog, didn't I?"

"No, no. The constellations. Hercules, with his powerful palms. Ophiuchus, with his feisty snake. Orion, with his great big belt. They all really like flogging, so they made a holiday for it."
"Talk Like A Pirate Day is actually a holiday for pirate-style spanking?" I was going to get hiccups from laughing so much.

He shrugged. "When we get home, I could dig out the old libretto from my high school production of Pirates of Penzance. We could have a sing-a-long instead."

I turned my head towards him. "Avast, me hearty," I whispered. "You know I can't sing."
He laughed. "Well, blow me down. Let's get that pirate booty in gear."

"Aye, aye, Captain." I sat up to pack the remains of the picnic. My eyes flickered upwards. I had a feeling it wouldn't be the last I saw of firm hands, a feisty snake and a great big belt tonight. I couldn't have been happier.


  1. Sounds like it was a nice night out under the stars with your pirate! And I guess a better night back home. Welcome back!

  2. Thanks Rafi! Good to be back writing again. Though I actually spent the day cleaning, reading, and playing on the Wii - no good pirate celebrations for me! A girl can dream though, right? Maybe things will be more piratey next year.

  3. Hee! D and I realised on Saturday morning, after having loved-up vanilla morning sex, that it was Talk Like A Pirate Day. We were both a bit disappointed to have missed our chance for a rum-drenched rough piratical shag while shouting "YARRR", but despite my attempts to persuade him, he was too tired to go again :)

    I love the artwork btw, but the link to Patty's art site isn't working. Any idea what's up? I want more yummy drawings of curvy women and bearded men.

  4. Orion's the constellation for me! You know what? Besides the Big Dipper, it's the only one I can find. Now I know why. Just look for the big belt.


  5. Big welcome back, Abby!

    The sweetness, playfulness, and love between these two are what got me. I'd take that any day over sizzlin' hot sexxx.

  6. Pirate-themed. I love it. I just wish I'd thought of it my self. I haven't had a chance to read your work yet, but it looks like I'll be enjoying it.

  7. Pandora - I think I fixed the link, so there are more yummy curvy women to be found. Saturday & Sunday morning loved up vanilla sex is one of my favorite weekend things - I wish it was Saturday right now! Instead I'm off to work in a second, where there will definitely be no piratical shags, but fortunately, our lives are such that we get more than one day a year to play at pirates. :-)

    Hermione - I agree with you - if I'm going to be spanked by a constellation, Orion's the one for me, too!

    Casey - A lot of the time, me too. Even though the actual events of the story didn't happen, the characters are definitely Mr. W and I, and that's pretty much how we are together. We're just silly most of the time.

    Grailseeker - Thank you! I just visited your blog, and I'm looking forward to reading yours, too.


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