The Twelve Pirate Days of Christmas

December 13, 2017

Pirates and Christmas? But, of course! Let’s get into the holiday spirit with a remake of a favorite classic Christmas carol. Grab a mug o’ rum and sing along with me!

The Twelve Days of a Pirate Christmas

On the first day of Christmas, a pirate gave to me
A fine ship to sail the deep blue sea.

On the second day of Christmas, a pirate gave to me
Two treasure maps
And a fine ship to sail the deep blue sea.

On the third day of Christmas, a pirate gave to me
Three black flags,
Two treasure maps
And a fine ship to sail the deep blue sea.

On the fourth day of Christmas, a pirate gave to me
Four bags of loot,
Three black flags,
Two treasure maps
And a fine ship to sail the deep blue sea.

On the fifth day of Christmas, a pirate gave to me
Fiiive golden rings,
Four bags of loot,
Three black flags,
Two treasure maps
And a fine ship to sail the deep blue sea.

 

On the sixth day of Christmas, a pirate gave to me
Six swords a-crossing,
Fiiive golden rings,
Four bags of loot,
Three black flags,
Two treasure maps
And a fine ship to sail the deep blue sea.

 

On the seventh day of Christmas, a pirate gave to me
Seven sirens singing,
Six swords a-crossing,
Fiiive golden rings,
Four bags of loot,
Three black flags,
Two treasure maps
And a fine ship to sail the deep blue sea.

On the eighth day of Christmas, a pirate gave to me
Eight anchors weighing,
Seven sirens singing,
Six swords a-crossing,
Fiiive golden rings,
Four bags of loot,
Three black flags,
Two treasure maps
And a fine ship to sail the deep blue sea.

On the ninth day of Christmas, a pirate gave to meNine sails a-flapping,
Eight anchors weighing,
Seven sirens singing,
Six swords a-crossing,
Fiiive golden rings,
Four bags of loot,
Three black flags,
Two treasure maps
And a fine ship to sail the deep blue sea.

On the tenth day of Christmas, a pirate gave to me
Ten guns a-firing,
Nine sails a-flapping,
Eight anchors weighing,
Seven sirens singing,
Six swords a-crossing,
Fiiive golden rings,
Four bags of loot,
Three black flags,
Two treasure maps
And a fine ship to sail the deep blue sea.

On the eleventh day of Christmas, a pirate gave to me
Eleven loyal crewmen,
Ten guns a-firing,
Nine sails a-flapping,
Eight anchors weighing,
Seven sirens singing,
Six swords a-crossing,
Fiiive golden rings,
Four bags of loot,
Three black flags,
Two treasure maps
And a fine ship to sail the deep blue sea.

On the twelfth day of Christmas, a pirate gave to me
Twelve full kegs of rum,
Eleven loyal crewmen,
Ten guns a-firing,
Nine sails a-flapping,
Eight anchors weighing,
Seven sirens singing,
Six swords a-crossing,
Fiiive golden rings,
Four bags of loot,
Three black flags,
Two treasure maps
And a fine ship to sail the deep blue sea.

Merry Christmas, Happy Holidays, and Happy New year!


Link of the Week – Planning an Escape

December 12, 2017

Ok, guys. You know how much I love sharing blog posts from The Art of Manliness. Here’s a good one!

How to plan for an escape if you (or your hero) is a POW. Great research info!

https://www.artofmanliness.com/2017/11/30/plan-escape-prisoner-war-camp/


Hump Day Kick Start – Writing Prompt #22

December 6, 2017

Writing prompts to kick-start your muse.

Intriguing prompt today. Who is he? What battle has he trained for? Who is his opponent? Why was this a mistake? Is he a soldier in a war realizing he’s on the wrong side, the evil side? A son fighting his estranged father only to recognize he was not ready and will lose? Maybe he has come to understand that he was never meant to win, but to be a sacrifice. What if his opponent is his enemy and his soul mate? What does he do?

What’s your take? Tell me a tale or caption the pic. I’d love to hear from you.


Link of the Week – Gifts for Writers

December 5, 2017

Come on. It isn’t that hard to buy presents for the writerly geeks in your life, is it?

This week’s link comes from Top9Rated, a product review site. So you know this list of gifts for authors is a good one.

https://www.top9rated.com/gifts-for-writers/


Hump Day Kick Start – Shadow Man Edition

November 29, 2017

Hump Day Kick Start – for your muse, a writing picture prompt, or just a visual treat.

A bit ominous for today’s prompt. Who is he? Should he be feared? Or is he a hero of sorts? Could he be a serial killer of the 40’s?  Is he a time traveler come to alter someone’s history? What if he is a prohibition era rum dealer? Maybe he is just making sure the pretty young woman gets on the right magical train, ala Hogwarts Express.

What’s your take? Tell me a tale or caption the pic. I’d love to hear from you.


Happy Thanksgiving

November 23, 2017

Though today is America’s Thanksgiving holiday, the message is the same worldwide.

Life is full of Give and Take. Give thanks and take nothing for granted.

 MuseTracks wishes you a safe, joyous holiday filled with love, laughter, and tryptophan.

 


Hump Day Kick Start – Writing Prompt #21

November 15, 2017

Writing prompts to kick-start your muse.

Ooh. Today’s prompt conjures up all sorts of questions. Kinda gets me in the mood to read a Stephen King novel.

So what’s going on? Who is our guy? Has there been a global internet attack, thrusting the western world into utter chaos? Does he have the special knowledge or capabilities to end the attack? Is there an escaped killer loose with the one goal of destroying the man who put him in a psychiatric ward? Could there be a galactic attack and aliens have tracked specific genetic markers to him, the only descendant left to overthrow a tyrannical ruler in another solar system?

Share your ideas and/or post your creations, even if it’s just a line or two. I’d love to hear them.