Whiteboot must steal a magic mistletoe, a plant believed to bind lovers to a rich and beautiful life. Why, then, are the villagers of Castle Graystone attacking his pirate crew this X-Mess Eve? More
Whiteboot is a ruthless pirate of the Anzerik Empire, and a hopeless treasure hunter around the world. Stationed in a kingdom that turns a blind eye to seafaring bandits, his crew is often lacking in gold, and often stuck with desperate and dangerous jobs.
Empress Noella believes the captain can procure a prized item from Castle Graystone, the seat of their nearby enemy, the Broke Kingdom. With order in hand, Whiteboot sets sail to get a big payday before the X-Mess holiday.
Upon arriving at their destination, the pirates are met with a new danger. The night is cold, the moon is high, and the creeps are crawling at their boots, as the pirates make a desperate attempt to get into the castle.
Zombie Mistletoe is a short story of about 5,500 words, with depictions of dismembered body parts, and may be suitable for ghouls with a bone to itch for the undead!
Alde Baron is the author and illustrator of The Quest Logs, short stories for ages 10+. Born in San Diego, Alde Baron now lives in Phoenix, AZ, where he works as a software engineer, and volunteers as a DJ for a local sports league.