Miss Blimey

Pirate Girl

illustration by Timba Smits

Who is Miss Blimey?

 

A fierce battle rages between two pirate captains. In the midst of the fight a one-eyed girl is wounded and thrown overboard, but she survives. Rescued by the pirate Captain Miserablesod, the girl learns to sail and fight, and starts a new life with a new name – Miss Blimey.

Not everything goes to plan however, and before she can take her rightful place as second in command on Miserablesod ‘s ship she is betrayed and forced to walk the plank to her death. But Davy Jones’ locker is not ready for her, and she makes her way to the town of Worster where she comes into possession of a wondrous ship, The Raven. She also makes some unwelcome enemies in the form of the ships former owner, Headless Bessie and her fiancé Thadius Blackwatch.

Making a run for it aboard her new ship, she sets sail for calmer waters and meets Betty hates Veronica, an albino girl with a tortured past. Together with a wind-up clockwork parrot named Rawkous they live the life of pirates, until the mysterious Captain Farquar enters their lives.

Farquar reveals that Miss Blimey was fostered out when she was a baby, and that her real parents were pirates named Gerald and Elizabeth Bohnes. She also discovers that her father was murdered by Thaddeus Blackwatch, but that her mother is still alive, and so she decides to set out to find her, even though Farquar tells her it won’t be easy.  After the death of Gerald, Elizabeth Bohnes became the leader of a fearsome pirate crew called the Thirteen Bones, but she had disappeared some 16 years previously and no one had any clues as to where she might be. 

 

 

Miss Blimey and characters Copyright Jo Jette 2016