“Nice landing,” Jo snickered, looping lines over neat, steely cleats. Until they knew who’d won the city, stealth was best.
“Next time, you can bring her in.”
“Not if I can help it. I’m leaving by land, never returning.”
“Not counting my chickens…”
“Suit yourself, Rae. I’m done with the pirate’s life.”
They hauled on their packs and grabbed a laser, oblivious to the silent line of torches descending the hill.
© Liz Husebye Hartmann (2021)
Carrot Ranch Prompt (03/18/2021): In 99 words (no more, no less), write a story that takes place a year later. It can be any year. Explore the past year or another significant passing of time to a character. Go where the prompt leads!