“A Pirate’s Honor” by J.M. Aucoin

Justin brings his characters to life with just a few words.  They and their surroundings are easy to visualize.  He knows and loves his genre and it shows.  In this short story, pirate captain Jake Hawking moors his ship in the port town of Kingston and is immediately confronted by strange stares and whispers behind hands.  He’s familiar with Kingston; its residents are familiar with him.  So why this odd, standoffish reception?

When he discovers the reason, the murder of an old friend for which he is accused, he is faced with how to handle a situation that is meant to bring his death.  There is a lot of action in this well written story. as well as a twist at the end.  I highly recommend it for those who love tales of the sea.


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