Happy Friday everyone. Today is my post for Julia’s Place. If you have not visited it already and want a place to hone your writing skills, click on the icon. This entry is titled Ragnarok.
Olaf swung his axe. Tree after tree fell before him. His red shaggy beard grew heavier in the misty rain.
“Father, why do we work like this? Why do we work so hard?” Sigrid asked looking at the next farm over. “They don’t.”
“We need to be ready,” he breathed between swings.
“You are young and don’t remember. Upon the fortieth cycle of the sun, winter comes with the darkness.”
“Winter?” Sigrid said bewildered.
“Yes winter. And winter will bring ice, cold, snow, and death for those who are not ready. Grab an axe daughter. Today we work.”
9 thoughts on “Julia’s Place – 100 Word Challenge – And Winter Will Bring”
I can’t wait to give this speech to my daughters.
Nice. Me too, lol.
Very nicely done. Just a small comment. The correct name of her should probably be Sigrid meaning beautiful victory… trust a Viking on that.
Thank you. Yes, it should have been Sigrid. Simple typo on my part. It is now corrected. I want to keep my Viking lore correct. I’d hate to have a Viking show up at my door and let me know otherwise.
A Viking with the name of Björn maybe?
Winter in Scandinavia is a challenge, but even the kids know it. So whatever is coming must be pretty harsh.
Where’s my hot-water bottle?
Yes. Poor people.