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___________________________________________________________Nautical Nights & Still Breezes: Tales from the Deck of The Crystal Anne
by G. Clinton Styles
While evading an English brigantine out of the Caribbean, the crew of a seventeenth century pirate’s sloop, the Crystal Anne, are caught at sea during Halcyon days and find themselves hiding among the cays off the North Carolina coast. During the night, while waiting for the wind to return, they gather upon the deck and spin the legends and fables of the seas into adventure stories, twisting their tales in an attempt to out do one another.
”A Pirates Story” is about a pirate captain, who tries to regain his hidden treasure and spare his young nephew’s life. “Meranda” is a story about a pirate captured by a sea witch and the mermaid determined to rescue him. “The Mystic Moon” depicts a cold-hearted pirated captain, who gathers his old crew together for one last chance at the treasures of a ghost ship.
With the return of the wind and the competition won, the crew of the Crystal Anne continue to run from the English brigantine with their stolen bounty and their own story to tell.
About the Author
G. Clinton Styles has been writing short stories, novellas and novels for years. Growing up on Florida’s East Coast, he found a connection with the ocean at an early age and joined the United States Navy after high school. He has sailed among the Caribbean Islands and gained an interest in their history. Mr. Styles has written numerous stories in several genres. An active member of the Space Coast Writers’ Guild of Melbourne, Florida, Mr. Styles has served as a member on their Board of Directors and facilitates critique groups within the membership.
(2009, paperback, 78 pages)