Welcome to Friday Fictioneers! Join our merry band of writers, or check out the other stories on Addicted to Purple, home of our fearless leader Rochelle Wisoff-Fields. To participate: write a 100-word story, with a beginning, middle and end, from the photo prompt provided. Add your story to the InLinkz, and then take some time to read some of the other stories. This week’s prompt was provided by Claire Fuller. It rocks! Lucky me! Being in Scandinavia puts me 9 hours ahead of my usual time zone, 6 ahead of Rochelle… which gives me a fighting chance of not being number 40+ for the entries! Please check out my Facebook page, and hit Like… I’m hoping to hit 500 by the end of summer. I’d love your help!
I’m currently in week 2 of a 3-week trip through Scandinavia. Each day has been an incredible adventure, but exhausting and allowing little time for writing or reading. However, wherever I am, when it’s Wednesday, you know where you can find me! I’ll do my best to read your stories, and I appreciate each of you who take the time to read mine. I always welcome honest, thoughtful feedback. Please leave a comment.
Time Marches On (95 words)
I fought bravely beside my men, never fleeing the storm of battle. I returned to my Queen– regal and pious, and children who grew strong and curious, in my absence. I have no regrets, though I long to rest my bones and set down my sword– to listen to my children play. I’ve done my best for country and kin, and the subjects who depend on me. History will show I was a good and righteous king.
“Mom, who’s this?”
“I don’t know honey. Looks like another one of the kings we keep hearing about…”
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