[Side note: I submitted this to the Weekly Challenge. You can read (and hear) the rest of the stories at their site; be sure to vote for your favorites! If you want to just hear the audio of my story alone, it’s here.]
“This is a right mess, Cap’n,” his first mate said. He stroked the grey stubble of his beard. “Those pirates marooned us here, wrecked our ship, and stole all our cargo!” He stomped his boot in the sand. “And them pirates was just women!”
Captain Saunders sighed. “They stole more than our cargo, Smitty.” He
touched the ragged hole in his chest and smiled.
“She stole far more than that.”