Today, I've published here on this very site, the first part of a little something I've been working on.
A while ago, my Grandmother gave me a book titled Captain Gentleman. Published in 1942, it was the first present given to her by my Grandfather at Christmas the following year.
It tells the tale of a young lady by the name of Joyce who, upon her father's death, goes to Trinidad to live with her uncle: a man of ill temper and no time for his new charge. Thus able to do as she pleases, our heroine makes the acquaintance of a swordsman from whom she learns the art for herself.
It was strange, however, that my Grandmother only gave me this book once I had told her of my starting to write of Peg. She at once recalled it upon hearing my plans to devise a swashbuckling heroine who disguises herself as a boy to fight and live amongst men.
It pleased me immensely to begin reading Captain Gentleman and immerse myself in such wholly realised characters - full of vim and vigour, and ripe for inclusion in new incarnations into my own tale.
Part II is nearly finished and will soon be published here. In the meantime, I hope you enjoy Part I, and allow yourself to get lost in Peg's world of heroes and villains, booty and danger and a life out on the open seas: guided by wind and tide.
The Chronicles of Pirate Peg: Part I
random rants and rambling reflections.