Magna Carta: Black & White

Yes, Magna Carta as in The┬áMagna Carta from 13th century England. There is more than one copy from the 13th century still in existence, as copies were sent to all the corners of the kingdom to make sure everyone knew what was going on. This one was on display at the Houston Museum of Natural Science in May 2014. No, I can’t read it.

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Cee’s Black & White Photo Challenge: Older than 50 years

On The Open Water: Fiction Friday

The Friday Fictioneer Challenge: Write a 100-word story based on the photo.

Photo copyright Jan Wayne Fields

Photo copyright Jan Wayne Fields

On The Open Water

“Not the best weather,” the skipper said, casting off.

“It never is,” Rakel replied, tying her scarf. She chartered the boat for the whole day, was the only passenger. On the open water, the winds whipped away her words, blurred her memories. Everything sounded and looked the same, yet everything sounded and looked different. She decided the white-capped waves were like snowflakes: each one was unique.

They returned to port in the late afternoon. Rakel wondered if the winds would find her, returning her words and memories to her after she moved away, into the mountains. She hoped they would.

To read other Friday Fictioneer stories based on this photo, select the smiley blue frog.