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The Daily Sketch: Pirate Norm

As Pirate Norms go, Captain Normook the Grizzly is pretty cheesed off. He used the be the big wig. The hook armed Captain of the Pirate Norms who had waged wars on soldiers and sailers, merchants and mermaids around the seven seas, stolen treasure aplenty, sold it and drunk his way into oblivions fantastic. No one crossed him, all were in awe, and only his parrot dared to answer back.

Imagine his displeasure then when this summer, suddenly all those who were in awe of him, afraid of his authority  and most of all of his ghastly sharp hook, started to rebuff him altogether. Hook for hand? That no longer impressed. Once his fellow pirate Norms caught sight of the brilliant Paralympic Norms in a newspaper discovered somewhere in a Coca-cola bottle floating around somewhere in the South Pacific, they suddenly realised that a hook for an arm was nothing – these Paralympians had lost their bounce and for countering that they deserved real respect. Thus it was that one afternoon, after far too many rum cocktails on the island of Hoopalulu, Captain Normook the Grissly was deserted by his own crew and left only to his treasure and his parrot and a few measly palm trees.

Pirate Norm (2012 © Nicholas de Lacy-Brown, pen on paper)

Let this be a lesson to you… complacency killed the cat… or something like that (appropriate adage wanted – answers on a postcard please).

© Nicholas de Lacy-Brown and The Daily Norm, 2001-2012. Unauthorized use and/or duplication of the material, whether written work, photography or artwork, included within The Daily Norm without express and written permission from The Daily Norm’s author and/or owner is strictly prohibited. Excerpts and links may be used, provided that full and clear credit is given to Nicholas de Lacy-Brown and The Daily Norm with appropriate and specific direction to the original content.

2 Comments Post a comment
  1. I just love the imagination and creativity behind this little story. Thank you.

    September 18, 2012
  2. Yo-ho-ho me heartie! It be International Talk Like A Pirate Day. Long Jeanette Silver

    September 19, 2012

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