“Mutantism on the March” :Chapter 64 “Eno Ergot Searches for Bluebeard”

After Eno Ergot’s botched Zortixian mission and his trip to Earth to avoid the shame that would be heaped upon him should he return to Zorollia he and his crew became totally immersed in their pretend world of piracy! Onshore they rivalled the decadent life of the pirates of old. To the delight of all who saw them in many of Earth’s ports they wore traditional pirate outfits. Many who saw them thought they were part of a travelling theatrical troupe or a cast for a mega American movie. Their seafaring skills had improved dramatically considering the Earth’s oceans were more challenging than the lakes of Zorollia. After but a brief stay on Earth on their stolen German pirate ship their skills rivalled that of upper-class yachtsmen.

Eno doggedly continued his search for Bluebeard despite that many said he was but a myth. Once they joined forces Eno and Bluebeard would dominate and terrorize the seas. How Earth was different than Zorollia. Earthlings were primitive but could be a boisterous and enjoyable lot always looking for a good time unlike the serious and politically obsessed Zorollians. Eno had a slight problem and that was the morale of the crew who were beginning to believe that Bluebeard was but a myth. If Eno could not find Bluebeard perhaps Eno could establish a fiendish reputation and Bluebeard would come searching for him. They would then join forces to end the dominance of the steel ships that plied and polluted the seas. They would share the booty of bullion and wenches.

Realistically there was little worth plundering as most ships in European waters were transporting commodities and raw materials and not gold and pretty woman. Eno thought what could one do with tons of coal? However Eno was hearing tales of heavy yacht traffic off several South American coastal areas. And these yachts were full of contraband, narcotics, cash and beautiful South American women addicted to plastic surgery. So off to South America they sailed revelling in plundering the yachts of the ultra wealthy. Many of the yachts were owned by drug kingpins with an impressive security force but were mesmerized as they saw an ancient ship with gaily costumed pirates. Often the owners invited them aboard out of curiosity and from that point it was easy to knock out any security details with Zorollian weapons the crew had salvaged from their crashed spaceship. They plundered anything of value even taking personal belongings such as watches and wallets. For fun they would enjoy making a few people walk the plank which was even more exciting in shark infested waters.

Most of the victims were reluctant to report these incidents to the authorities lest they’d be laughed at or investigated how they had acquired such impressive yachts by local tax authorities. They simply swallowed their losses and prepared themselves adequately so they would never be taken again by a group of colourful and imaginative swindlers. Word soon spread about Eno and his approaches to these yachts were greeted by machine gun fire and rocket launchers. The flies were wary of the honey so Eno and the crew set sail for Columbia for some shore life and rest.

Published by Robert K Stephen (CSW)

Robert K Stephen writes about food and drink, travel, and lifestyle issues. He is one of the few non-national writers to be certified as a wine specialist by the Society of Wine Educators, in Washington, DC. Robert was the first associate member of the Wine Writers’ Circle of Canada. He also holds a Mindfulness Certification from the University of Leiden and the University of Toronto. Be it Spanish cured meat, dried fruit, BBQ, or recycled bamboo place mats, Robert endeavours to escape the mundane, which is why he has established this publication. His motto is, "Have Story, Will Write."

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