Yes, I am still alive. And lately, I've even been writing. I'll make a separate post detailing a little further what I've been up to for the last four months...dear god, has it been that long?? FOr now I will just say that it was a combination of broken laptop, depression, lack of work, and repeated setbacks of my goals that have removed my presence from LJ. And cyber life in general, and sometimes even my real life lacks my participation. At any rate, here is a chapter I just finished, and I sincerely hope and pray it will not take me even half as long, to put up another one. Take care, anyone who is still reading!
Title: Immortal Beloved: Consequences
Author: Soleil Compeau
Fandom: Pirates of the Caribbean
Rating: NC17 for sex, violence, and death
Disclaimer: Jack Sparrow and other POTC characters are not mine to use for profit in any way whatsoever. I do this out of love and for entertainment purposes only. Sarah Margita is my exclusive creation and no one but I have rights to her.
Summary: Jack lived a life of adventure and peril, until his death. Then he was resurrected, and had a chance at a different sort of life, one no less exciting.
Author's Notes: Please remember that in this time period, the average life span was something like fifty years. You were considered quite long-lived in your sixties. Also, disease was rampant, with common illnesses being cancer, severe influenza, consumption, malaria, smallpox, and syphilis. A lot of women also died in childbirth. Jack and Sarah are remarkably healthy people, particularly for pirates. ( What happened next, and what happened to the kids... )
*A reference to a novel called Lord of Light, by Roger Zelazny, about a world patterned after Hindu mythology. The people who had become 'gods' could take on an Aspect and raise up an Attribute. Thus, Sarah is Ratri the Goddess of the Night, whose radiance drives out the night. And Jack is Lord Krishna, whose Attribute in the novel is divine drunkenness and lechery. But it’s also said that when sober, he is one of the deadliest fighters alive.