Cubes for Sat Feb 15 2020 00:00:00 GMT+0000 (Coordinated Universal Time)

The Man-o-war

Annie was feeling dizzy1. Being stuck in the brig of this man-o-war2 with no windows or fresh air was increasing her motion sickness. She could hear stuff sliding across the deck3 above.

The pirates had captured4 her while stealing some ancient artifact5. They mumbled something about finally having a missing piece6.

Nobody had been down to check on her in hours and the voices had gone eerily quiet. It was midday, so most of the crew should be going about their duties.

Thankfully, that gave her plenty of time to work on the mechanism7 of her shackles8 with the fork9 that had come with her last meal.

She wasn’t sure what she’d do if she got free of the restraints, but she knew that trying was better than waiting.