This week's Free story comes from The Storying Project and Windward Ho! It's called A Pause Before Tea. In a moment of impulse, Fiona Murphy tries something risky: traveling to the pirate world she sometimes inhabits, but this time without the company of her Windward friends. When she lands on an unfamiliar pirate ship, she discovers that the crew has been afflicted by the strangest of ailments. Can she aid them with her herbalist skills? A poignant memory of her mother gives Fiona the clue she needs to equip these ailing seafarers. Each week on the Sparkle Stories Podcast, we share a free story from one of our original story series! For many many many more stories like this one, visit the Sparkle website: www.sparklestories.com Questions? Ideas? Requests? Email us! email@example.com Enjoy!