His body still trembled after that
much too close brush with death.
The moon’s bright corona afforded
enough light for him now to slowly
crawl out from the shadows.

He may never see the weeping willow
or the river he loved by his
small cottage again
but for now,
at least he was still alive.

After being dragged through the mud
beaten and covered in blood
this night would leave a stain
on his memory forever.

On his hands and knees
he broke more than one nail
on the unforgiving sharp edged stones
as he finally reached the tops of the bluffs
where, far below
the pirates vessels were
being made ready to set sail.


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This is fiction loosely based on two novels by Robert Louis Stevenson the author of Kidnapped and of course the very famous pirate tale Treasure Island

Shared with The Sunday whirl #60

Author: Daydreamer

I live on a beautiful island in Atlantic Canada.

17 thoughts on “Kidnapped”

  1. I’ve never read the novels, but even without being familiar with them, I think you’ve given us a great picture of the flavor of those stories.

  2. Excellent. It’s funny how many wordlers went with a shipwrecked theme this week. The words just begged for it. Yours is great.

  3. It sounds like this poor mate had very messy run in. Well written… I like the shape of the words on the page too.

    And now that you know how I feel about willows , your tale makes me especially sad he had to leave his behind.

  4. Oh, I do love a pirate tale. That third stanza is my favorite. Thank you for bringing a bit of swashbuckling to my Sunday. 😉

  5. Interesting tale, and I hope the hero will live to tell it. ! Mine has a bloodied character trapped on an island who had a brush with death as well. It’s the words, I say!

  6. You have woven the words well into a suspenseful, exciting piece. Well done!

  7. Thank you for your visit! May our voyages continue…

    I like how you always seem to easily incorporate the wonderful richness of well known writers and historical events into your pieces. It is a pleasure to read your ‘tale’ and hope that your hero gets to go home even after such devastating plunder. Thanks again!

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