Setting: The Open Seas
Characters: Michael Crawford (Captain), Cameron (First Mate), Jonathan (Cabin Boy), Esperanza (Helmsman/Gunner), Chrystina (Cook/Helmsman/Gunner), Maria Louisa (Cook/Helmsman), Margaret (Watchman), Enrique El Terrible (Villain), Mentiroso (crewman of El Terrible), Florecita (prostitute).
Plot: The crew of The Serpent are a band of pirates, some of who have escaped from the evil pirate Enrique El Terrible. They enjoy their freedom by exploring new territories and sailing the open seas. As privateers, they work to recover treasure stolen from their King. As friends, they work to solidify their friendship, encouraging and building one another up while working out their differences.
Theme: The bonds of friendship and love are greater than, and overcome the bondage of fear.
This outline has been revised to show events in the chronological order of the story. It's pretty basic. I'll probably add more details later.
1. Through her friend Esperanza, Maria Louisa is introduced to Captain Michael Crawford and offered a position on his ship.
2. Maria Louisa reacts out of fear and hesitates on carrying out an order, which results in her being chewed out by the Captain.
3. On La Isla de Ramas, the Captain and Maria Louisa havea talk about how things are going for Maria Louisa on the ship.
4. Maria Louisa puts Jonathan to bed one night.
5. The crew of The Serpent come across another pirate ship, where they meet Chrys, who joins their crew.
6. The Serpent is attacked by Enrique El Terrible and his crew.
7. Maria Louisa faces Enrique El Terrible while prisoner on his ship (after The Serpent is attacked.
8. While in the town of Placeres, Maria Louisa meets Florecita, who helps her escape from Enrique El Terrible.
9. The crew of The Serpent find an uninhabited island that they name Casa de Paz.
I want to write a book about Pirates. This comes from an inside joke a group of my friends and I have, and we've even assigned each other positions on the ship! Recently I've though of expanding on this idea, considering what pirates are and how as Christians, we raid, pillage, and plunder the Enemy's ships for what he stole and robbed from us...security, love and identity. As Christians we are also called to seek for the hidden treasure in people, bringing out the talents and gifts that they have hidden inside of them but haven't accessed. This book will present both of these scenarios, and have fun celebrating freedom and friendship!
I want to write this book because pirates are something that people have fun with. Also because a positive view on raiding, pillaging, and plundering is not common. In presenting it in a positive light I laugh at the sense of irony. However, in an allegorical sense it shows how people help each other to get to their breakthroughs, and it will also celebrate the beauty and bond of friendship.
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