My 5 sentence contribution using the word prompt : Pirates
Some-one/ something had hijacked her life.
Every night she had the same re-occurring dream…that she was being forced to walk the plank, sword poking into her back, leaving her with no alternative but to jump overboard.
In the unknown, the abyss
She would wake in fright just at the point were her body was about to hit the ground, sit bolt upright in bed, throwing the sheets aside, heart pounding, heavy breathing, sweating
She would remain awake till daylight, it brought a temporary relief…come nightfall, and with it sleep, the cycle would start all over again.