Post #9.2, Wednesday, June 3, 2020

Historical setting: A dark age on the Shore of Gaul          A waft of sea breeze doesn’t even ease the stench. Is it the swine, the rotting turnips or the children themselves? Four tiny faces, maybe the oldest no older than ten, and the youngest a toddler, all with round shinning eyes, all starring intoContinue reading “Post #9.2, Wednesday, June 3, 2020”

Post #9.1, Tuesday, June 2, 2020

Historical setting: A dark age on the Shore of Gaul          This footpath leading into the wood from the ruin by the seashore is an easy path kept clean by someone. It is carefully cleared of brush and briars and branches. It appears to be used often — this path into a graveyard. It tellsContinue reading “Post #9.1, Tuesday, June 2, 2020”

Post #8.12, Thursday, May 28, 2020

Historical setting: A Dark Age The third day of rowing in the calm we come around rocks to see a small cove with charred pilings marking a one-time quay and now abandoned shore. At a deep distance we drop anchor and the officer tells me this is the harbor of Constantia.          “Are you anContinue reading “Post #8.12, Thursday, May 28, 2020”