Stories tagged “Shanghaiing”

  • Shanghaied

    My head felt as if it were to explode with every pulse of the blood in my veins. I opened my eyes and attempted to evaluate my surroundings. I was in a room, lit only with an oil lamp, casting oddly flitting shadows on the wooden walls. My first impuls...

    • Author: Abstract
    • Posted over 8 years ago.
  • Rope Ladder

    The sinister man summarily shoved me out the door to the room. My head was reeling—all the documents that had to be forged, all the money that had to have exchanged hands, all the relatives back home…I mentally initiated a curse upon the crimp who ...

    • Author: Abstract
    • Posted over 8 years ago.
  • Up the Sails

    A strong yank from above halted my fall and jolted me to attention. Hoisted up, I stared into the face of an old man from one of the tribes in the Oregon Country, the features of his countenance worn by the march of time. “That’s a nasty fa...

    • Author: Abstract
    • Posted over 8 years ago.
  • Pine Tree

    I opened my eyes, incredulous. The Englishman, who seemed loth to spare his charges any opportunity for humiliation or physical injury, merely stared for a moment before shaking his head and wandering off, finding some other poor soul to abuse. “...

    • Author: Abstract
    • Posted over 8 years ago.