Upon a whimsy so innate, a man lay to replete the meandering nuances of the destitute scoundrels, vagabonds and urchins that rested before his path. A man so wiry and wry as that young William, a man whom injustice might cause not a flicker of unrest but a tirade of sorts; a man of a conscientious conscience that lay dormant not for a second of his waking mind - who else to partake in such a quest; who else in the land of the scrutinized, the land of the hierarchy, than he with such great social mobility that he might pray to one day take the hand of even the governor’s daughter?
For William was a man not of the blacksmith’s shop, nor of the crumbling castles of foretold lore, but instead of the Kings and Queens of the land he so readily called home. And so he had taken it, not just upon himself, but indeed of the land and its so wearily betrothed colonies that he might fashion a redemption; that he might fashion anew the dreams of those lost to the vacuous vortex of the material.
Among these a pitiful bunch: layabouts, vagrants, cheats and so on - each had come in the wake of the Dutchman to plea, unknowing of its new Captain. For William was not of the disposition that afflicted its former master; no longer did the writhing, woeful tentacles of Davy Jones scour its decks. William endeavoured to redeem those who had run astray; such was his destiny on the seven seas. Most serious a case was that of the poor pirate Brickbeard; found stranded, ship shattered to five hundred and ninety two parts, the Captain suffered the most terrible affliction.
For while the land lay forever in flesh,
300 words exactly; I suppose you could classify it as less of a story and more a description of a scene? If it doesn't count I'll amend it but let me know what you think regardless
EDIT: some changes made based on suggestions.
EDIT 2: title change, nothing major... though I don't know how to change the topic title!
EDIT 3: a few word changes in the first two paragraphs and a major overhaul to the third. Tried to incorporate a semblance of plot, and switched the beard pun for another LEGO-related atrocity ;) again, I've changed the title, but still I have no clue how to change the topic name! D:
Edited by The Kid, 05 July 2011 - 10:04 PM.