Friday, May 2, 2008

The Swashbuckler Soiree

In honor of Donna's Swashbuckler Soiree, my sister Shelley has written the following pirate tale.

There once was a pirate named Peg Legged Petey. Our boy Petey was a bit of a lazy pirate. He spent his days aboard his ship lounging around eating candy and checking out the latest celebrity gossip. These habits had earned Petey a bit of a reputation as a joke of a pirate. "Woe is me!" Petey would cry, "Why am I such a lousy pirate?

Then one day as Petey was drowning his sorrows in a caramel chocolate chew he read about Princess Chloe on TMZ. Princess Chloe it seems was a most special princess. "The girl cries tears of gold!" shouted Petey, "Shiver me timbers!" Instantly Petey began to formulate a plot. The next morning Petey woke bright and early. He even skipped his morning Snickers breakfast and sailed at lightening speed to the princess's castle. He scaled the tallest tower and climbed through the window, straight into Chloe's room. He kidnapped the sleeping princess and held her captive in a dark corner of his ship. Petey thought he had solved his pirating troubles once and for all. "Cry your tears of misery Miss Chloe!" Petey dared. "I'll gather them up and be set for life!"

What Petey failed to realize though was that Princess Chloe was one tough and strong willed chica! Chloe didn't shed one tear...instead she outsmarted Petey and threw him overboard! She then hijacked his ship and sailed straight to the Greek Isles. Chloe found her prince and spent the rest of her days soaking up the sun on gorgeous Greek beaches and dining on moussaka. As for our boy Petey...he managed to swim to shore. During this rough and strenuous swim a thought occurred to Petey. "I should be happy with my life's work." He said. And so Petey opened his own chocolate factory to much success. Because after all...a chocolate bar is the world's greatest treasure!





Happy Swashbuckling and Happy 100 Donna!




25 comments:

shellbelle765 said...

Hi Sugar Bear,

Thanks for helping me name my pirate! It's so exciting to see my story in print! Great job with the illustrations...that's one adorable princess!

Love ya,
Shelley

Penny @ Lavender Hill Studio said...

LOL - What a great pirate story! You and Shelley are a great team!
Hugs,
Penny

Sophee-a Laroo Bijoux and Sheri too said...

That is a "treasure" of a pirate story. I toasted to all my blog friends....stop by and see :0)

KarenHarveyCox said...

Well, now that is a great pirate story, and I love the princess. Karen

Adla said...

The adventure of Captain Petey.Love how it ends with a chocolate factory :)

Ottilias Veranda said...

Great story! And sometimes chocolate is far more worth than gold!

Liisa

Lisa said...

Great pirate story and I love the little peg doll and pirate sketch.

Melissa Valeriote said...

No argument here. Chocolate is the ultimate treasure! Unless of course if Johnny is around.

rochambeau said...

Who could resist princess Chloe? She's a doll! Have fun today at the Soiree!
Constance

Kelley said...

Good for Princess Chloe, we should all take a lesson. You made a huge smile on my face with your story. Thanks, Kelley

Sylvia Anderson said...

Loved your pirate story! I think I will have to give in to my chocolate craving after reading the ending! :)

Fete et Fleur said...

Wonderful story! Tell your sis she did a great job. Miss Chloe is quite a gal and I'm sure Captain Petey is much happier making chocolate.

xx Nancy

Sue in western Washington, USA said...

LOL! Great story! Princess Chloe is a cutie too :- )

Magpie Sue

Niesz Vintage Home said...

Cute little pirate story!
And illustrated, too. :)

A chocolate lovin pirate is OK in my book.

Kimberly :)

Donna O. said...

Petey would be happy at our Soiree! Plenty of chocolate to make him smile.
Happy you have joined me today!!
D.

Christine LeFever said...

A chocolate factory? Hmmmm...Capn' Jack will be thinkin'o' the life 'e spent as one Willy Wonka! Petey is not per chance yet another incarnation of the Capn'?

Christine

Zwee!!!!!!!

Once Upon A Notion said...

Shiver Me Timbers, Hoist the mainstay, and climb to the crowsnest that was a swashbucklin' story!

Rosemary said...

Love your pirate story!!
Rosemary

fated follies studio said...

what a great idea this was!! i hope you are ejoying it all, even as the day unwinds. enjoy the rest of the weekend.

jenny

bluemuf said...

Great illustrations to a wonderful story. I just love Princess Chloe

Karen

Lori said...

what a fun post for Donna's party:) great job Karla and Shelley...i love your little princess!!!

Kari & Kijsa said...

A treasure of story! Have a wonderful evening!

blessings,
kari & kijsa

Natasha Burns said...

LOL that is a great story, please tell Shelley she had me hooked!

Sandy said...

What a fabulous pirate story! TOO cute!
Hope you have a wonderful week.
Blessings,
Sandy :)

Susie Q said...

This was such fun!! You two make a perfect pair!! Thank you for the smile!

Love,
Sue

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