Happy St. Patrick’s Day to you, lads and lassies, and welcome to Ketch Tavern on this fine day!
Since one of me characters from Death’s Island is Irish, I thought I would honor the day with him – Joshua MacAllistar. I loved developing this character. He’s a fun-loving man who refuses to grow up and is always getting himself in some sort of trouble. He loves to sing with a pint in his hand and his favorite drink is called “Irish Medicine”, but you’ll have to read the book to find out what that is 😉 .
So, for this lovely day celebrating Ireland, I have provide a short excerpt introducing me good friend – hope you enjoy.
Happy St. Patrick’s Day!
Tucker whined and pawed Meriden’s leg. She looked down at him.
“What’s wrong, boy? Nervous?”
The sound of people screaming and shouting traveled through the main road. A horse and cart turned the corner with the driver crying wildly with excitement. The horse charged towards them.
Meriden froze, her heart pounding in her chest. Tucker pulled on her britches leg with his teeth. She still couldn’t move. Cyrus grabbed her and pushed her out of the way. Tucker followed them. Meriden and Cyrus fell to the dock as the horse trampled the spot where they just had stood. The cart came to a sudden stop.
“Woo, Laddie, easy,” said the man with an Irish accent. “Am I late?”
“Right on time,” Cyrus told the man.
Meriden breathed heavily as she stared at the man. The man’s red hair was cut short. His eyes were brown and he had a smile of a young lad. Tucker growled.
“Easy there, Fella,” the man told Tucker. “I meant no harm. Just having a bit of fun.”
Ilene shouted, “JOSHUA MAC ALLISTER! YOU ALMOST KILLED MY DAUGHTER!”