Captured by Pirates

Sam stares at Claire with terror in her eyes.

Kate says, “Nice fucking apology, buddy. She’s going to be pissed.”

“Coast, what is, what will, she’s…do you have any idea how she’s going to react to this? I mean, does she go on canoe trips?”

“Honestly, your guess is as good as mine. Our family doesn’t really talk much, and all I know about her is that she’s been living and going to school in Montreal for two years, and now she dresses like that.”

“She dresses in things like a grey pencil skirt, a white blouse, a multi-layered necklace of emeralds and shells, a gold watch and fancy sandals.”


“While we dress in shorts, jeans, tank tops and t-shirts.”


“And drink whisky in a make-shift-catamaran with a tarp-sail while she’s unknowingly passed out inside it.”

Kate, putting her fishing rod together, says, “What are you getting at?”

Sam yells, “She looks like she’s been captured by pirates.”

"Toronto" by Mark Watmough, edited by A. Malcolm

"Toronto" by Mark Watmough, edited by A. Malcolm