The ship went sailing from the bay
with countless treasures in its hold.
The waves roiled on that windy day,
though tamed by sailors brave and bold
The siren swam beneath the sea,
singing her song without a care,
for under wave her life was free—
her life was free, but cold and bare.
Mark Gardner of Article 94 is, along with fellow writers David Kristoph and Greg Dragon (who has an awesome pen-name), writing a 21-chapter sci-fi/mystery web serial revolving around a mining-ship space disaster. It sounds awesome. It probably will be extremely awesome. Check out the landing page and link to chapter 1 below.
This is a story I wrote for a no-prizes flash-fic contest. The topic was “the old wooden ship.” I am rubbish at titles. 1000 words exactly. The Ship Triumph. A four-rigged, square-mast English galleon built in 1562, she’d been the pride of the fleet during the battle of the Spanish Armada. Condemned in 1618, Triumph had been dragged ashore and stripped of her planking, and there she had lain for centuries, her… Read More