Tattle-tale (H/S1/E1/I4)

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(Last Updated On: January 31, 2017)

Windy couldn’t bear to watch.
Slave traders could be so cruel.
Especially the Pirate kind,
Who treated people like tools.

So she decided quickly,
To go tell Papa Bog.
She thought he might be back at home.
So she ran. She didn’t jog.

Papa Bog adopted many kids,
Herself and most of her siblings.
She hoped he’d adopt the handsome one,
Whose cross in her ears were ringing.
But he generally didn’t adopt one
At that late an age.
She had been a baby
When her life turned that page.

Her home wasn’t that far away
From the East end of the fair.
The leaves crunched beneath her loudly.
As the wind blew through her hair.

But as her family’s treehouse
Came over the hill into sight
Windy’s blood ran cold in her veins,
As panic gripped her tight.
Pirates with the same tattoos
That the earlier pirates had,
Were pouring something around her home-tree.
That could be nothing but bad.

Windy’s scream pierced the air,
As she bolted toward their sheds.

Pirate: “Stop you little Tattle-tale!
Stop our else you’re dead!”

Joshua David Ling
Joshua David Ling is a lifelong storyteller with a passion for adventurous and heart-warming stories. His style has been called a combination of Joss Whedon and Hans Christian Andersen. He has written hundreds of rhyming stories and serials since he began his publishing company, Rhyme And Space in 2014. And he has been involved with public speaking, entertainment, and storytelling since 2001 at the age of 11. Growing up in Alpharetta, GA, Joshua was homeschooled by his mother and father, and helped homeschool his 4 siblings. He currently resides in Augusta, GA, with his wife Kay Cee and Daughter Hazel, where he maintains a rigorous writing schedule, social media presence, and partnership with Fellowship And Fairydust blog and magazine. Joshua is available for: Performances and Public Speaking, Freelance writing, Freelance Graphics and Media, and more.

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