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  • Writer's picture@ Cynthia Adina Kirkwood

The Survivor's Secret (Chapter 6 of "Pirating Slavery")

"No man shall talk of breaking up their way of living until each has shared one thousand pounds. If any man should lose a limb or become a cripple in the common service, he shall have eight hundred pounds out of the public stock."


Pirating Slavery, my novel about buccaneers liberating slave ships, will be published in 16 installments twice a week for four months. The sixth chapter appears here:

Books, published as installments, make the story more manageable while heightening the experience of reading. The book becomes a companion and a commentary on your day-to-day life as you read it over the course of a few months.

Between chapters, readers have the time to share , talk and speculate about the book.

Try it!

Book serials first appeared in 1836, when a French newspaper published Honore de Balzac. At the same time, in England, Charles Dickens published The Pickwick Papers and ignited a trend. Harriet Beecher Stowe’s Uncle Tom’s Cabin was published in 1851 in 40 installments. Leo Tolstoy’s Anna Karenina was published in Russia from 1873 to 1877.

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