Day 12: Magpie Ship

Just around the forested berth, it loomed into view–a black ship.

She was slim like a leaf and painted in a dark stain, highlighted by white-grained wood underneath. The lateen sails were cleanly secured, and her prow dipped gently over each pull of the tide. She was small for a voyaging vessel, but Cyprus recognized the build—a caravel, the kind his father praised for its swiftness. On her weathered flag flapped the white outline of a skull, a magpie perched atop it to pluck a coin from its eye socket.

–Elyan White, “Lost and Found”

Caravels are the best kind of ship. Change my mind.

3 thoughts on “Day 12: Magpie Ship

  1. Hello, Elyan, how do you do? I’ve been far, faraway from WordPress since October and till now, I am really snowed under exam pressure. But I was missing you quite terribly so decided to ask how are you doing? How is your NaNoWriMo going on?

    1. Oh, hello! I was beginning to wonder if I would ever see you again. I’ve been doing well–Nano is a lot of work on top of everything else, but I love the world “Lost and Found” is in, so I’m happy! How are you?

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