**Back by popular demand**
Avast ye landlubbers! I just finished streaming the Starz series “Black Sails,” and am feeling kind of Piratical. As a result, this week’s theme will be Pirates. If you don’t like it, then you can walk the plank.
What do writing and piracy have in common? More than you might think. Both require a little bit of boldness and daring. The best writers, just like the best pirates, play by their own rules and ignore social convention. For each, the world is their oyster, and at the center lies a buried treasure. For each, there are no limits, except the limits of imagination and cunning.
So come aboard with us. Feel the deck surge beneath your feet as the ship’s worn wooden hull cuts through the tempestuous waves. Fly your banner boldly as you approach a terrified merchant ship, and rattle your saber whenever the crew becomes unruly. Duel a British/Spanish admiral, or rake the bow of a Chinese junk. Explore the unknown parts of the world in search of your pirate hide-out. A pirate’s life is nothing but action and drama; the choices you have are limitless.
Unfurl the sails, and let the winds of this weekly challenge push you over the horizon. Amid the various treasure troves you discover could be the $100 prize given to the best pirate tale. Nothing gets a pirate going like the opportunity to hunt a prize. Submit your Captain’s Log below for your chance to win. Arrrrgh!