barefoot_bard: (Marine)
Title: Parting Gifts
Rating: K+ (Suitable for ages 13 and above)
Disclaimers: The characters Bess Thompson and Lil Baker belong to [personal profile] sharpiefan. All other characters are mine. No profit is being made from this story.
Story summary: Show the Colours/Dogwatches AU; A Marine sets his affairs in order. Chatham, August 1794.
Author's Note: Any factual errors that occur within are my own.

The story )
barefoot_bard: (Marine)
Title: Responsibilities
Rating: K+ (Suitable for ages 13 and above)
Disclaimers: The characters Bess and George Thompson, and Lil Baker, belong to [personal profile] sharpiefan.
Summary: Show the Colours/Dogwatches AU. A Marine corporal looks out for a boy and his mother. Chatham, 1789.
Author's Note: This is a mostly pointless nonsense ramble.

The story )
barefoot_bard: (Marine)
Title: The Dogwatches
Rating: M (Suitable for ages 16 and above)
Disclaimers: With the exception of historical figures, all names given in this story are fictional and any relation to actual persons, living or dead, is purely incidental.
Story summary: A Royal Navy frigate gains a captain whose ideas about running a ship quickly put him at odds with the crew. West Indies/South Carolina, 1780.
Author's Note: Any factual errors that occur within are my own. The narrators will change from scene to scene, as this story is told primarily by the ship's Marines.

This is a re-issuing of the story, following substantial editing of the original piece.
Previous chapters: One | Two

Chapter Three )
barefoot_bard: (Marine)
Title: The Ropemaker's Arms
Rating: K+ (Suitable for ages 13 and above)
Disclaimers: The characters Bessie Thompson and her son George are the property of [livejournal.com profile] sharpiefan. All other characters appearing within belong to me.
Original pen-date: 30 May 2010
Summary: After returning from the West Indies, a Marine unintentionally becomes responsible for a young boy.
Author's Note: This is a fun bit of speculative fluff concerning the origins of one Private George Thompson RM. I hope to not be hunted down and beaten with stuffed toys for writing this...

The story )

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