A local minister preforms the most unusual ceremony of his carreer. The mispellings in Jack's note are intentional since the Johnson dictionary would not make it to the Caribbean until late in the...
- Wow. Have you ever considered writing longer stories? All your short pieces are wonderful, and it's obvious you put thought and research(!) into your POTC stuff. Great original voice of the preacher (love the line about the "scandalous" flash of ankle)- nice outside view of Jack and the crew, with lovely bits of humor that didn't slip into parody. Your Jack carefully straddles that charming line of menancing (threatening the crew) and mystifyingly (to an outsider, at least) decent. I also really liked the imagining of what a pirate marriage ceremony (and one between Jack and Ana at that) would be like. It was sweet but not sappy or overwrought. (And Jack/Ana fic is so hard to find, nevermind good Jack/Ana fic...)
P.S.- Sorry if this commenting on all of your stories is getting old, I'm just trying to keep my promise to myself to not be lazy and feedback everything I read.
(#) ms jockey writer 2006-12-15 01:25:39 PMi like the way you've done the priest's point of view, and you've written jack perfectly! i also like that bit with necklaces instead of rings.however, skirts and high heels don't seem that much for anamaria.
but anyway, well done, and thanks for writing so many lovely jack-ana stories!
- Heheh. I can see how the minister would think Jack was drunk regardless of whether or not he'd had any.
Wonderful presentation of Jack's speech patterns. Nice, tight ending.
There wouldn't be American coins at this point, though, not of any value. Even if POTC does turn out to be set after 1776, we didn't get around to our coinage until a bit later. The "Continental" was paper money, and prone to terrible inflation.