Five Sentence Fiction ~ Villainous

What it’s all about: Five Sentence Fiction is about packing a powerful punch in a tiny fist. Each week I will post a one word inspiration, then anyone wishing to participate will write a five sentence story based on the prompt word.

This week’s word: Villainous


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by John Yeo

We joined the ship in Tiger Bay, the docks were pretty run-down, redevelopment was planned.

The Captain, a smooth talking elegant fellow, smiled as he welcomed us aboard his three-masted merchant ship.

Shipshape and ready for sail, the crew were lined up for inspection, men from many lands and backgrounds.

The first mate’s name was Lefty he had lost his right arm in a brawl in Calcutta, rumour had it he had killed a man in a fight over a woman.

This villainous collection of thugs and gangsters who were recruited to operate this cruising vessel instantly became cooks waiters, busboys and stewards as the ship sailed away.

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