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Scylla and the Pepper Pirates
A Fun Fantasy Yarn
by Rayne Hall
I marched along the harbour, sniffing the dawn smells of seaweed, coal tar, and sailor's piss.  At the Spice Traders Dock, I spotted my chosen vessel: the caravel Hippolyta, three-masted and sleek as a pickled herring. She was due to sail to the distant Pepper Islands where my beloved was languishing as a slave until I could rescue him from his chains.
I savoured the sight of seamen shifting barrels and stacking crates on the Hippolyta's deck, biceps bulging, linen shirts plastered to muscular chests. They spared me scarce glances, no doubt warned by their master not to slow their labours even for a nosy blonde.
At last, one of the sailors took notice. He had a weedy torso, gangly limbs, and an air of authority.  “You there!” he barked. “What do you want?”
"Is this the Hippolyta, bound for the Pepper Islands, captained by Fidelius Foxhead?"
"The captain's on shore.” He went back to sh
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In my years here, I've worked with many awesome artists.

With some, I've built ongoing relationships,  have hired them again and again for professional jobs, and introduced them to other paying clients. 

I'm proud that for several artists, I've played a substantial part in their journey from amateur to freelance professional.

Others, I 'paid' with points and I hope that these small commissions were a stepping stone on their path to greater things.

I also want to thank the artists who have provided fabulous stock images which I've used in many ways. Where possible, I attributed the art, favourited  and posted a comment with a link. In a couple of cases, I wasn't able to find the stock image again after I've used it - maybe I was looking in the wrong place or maybe the artists put the art in storage. If this happened to your picture, I apologise, and I assure you that there is an attribution on or near the picture. 

I'm not planning to hang out here in the future. There is too much flaming, envy and hate-mongery going on, and I don't want to be part of that.

The artists with whom I've worked have my email address. I believe I've tied up all lose ends, but if any matter is still outstanding, please contact me.

Best wishes,




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EmmaDilemmaa Featured By Owner Dec 3, 2015  Student General Artist
I really enjoy horror stories,and your books looks quite well!Nice job on picking the covers ^.^
EHXKOR Featured By Owner Jan 1, 2015  Student General Artist
Your covers are absolutely amazing!
RayneHall Featured By Owner Jan 5, 2015
Thanks. I enjoy working with artists and commissioning art for book covers. 
EHXKOR Featured By Owner Jan 8, 2015  Student General Artist
I see opo
Professor-R Featured By Owner Aug 25, 2014
Thanks so much for watching me!:)
SmallJoy Featured By Owner Aug 23, 2014   Digital Artist
Thanks for the watch :)
dracontologe Featured By Owner Jan 11, 2014
thanks a lot for faving
Cheeyev Featured By Owner Jan 8, 2014
You deserve more watchers...
LullabyHamsters Featured By Owner Dec 26, 2013  Hobbyist General Artist
just currious but I am trying to get a book published and curious of if you could help me with finding a publisher. let me know if you can help.
TheLadyJ Featured By Owner Oct 13, 2013  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Hey if you ever need a traditional artist, I'd love to work together some time.
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