I am feeling rather pleased with the fact that I have managed to post something BEFORE Friday.
I also have a question that I have been meaning to ask for some time now. I notice the times that comments and stories are posted and it makes me wonder just where in the world all you Fabulous Friday Fictioneers are; it would be really nice to know. I’m in Wales, land of song (allegedly) and rugby (definitely) and laver bread… but that’s another story altogether.
Genre: Historical Fiction
Word Count: 100
Memories of Another Life
The Guardian watches us.
I slip through the gate unobserved; a delicious taste of freedom, though confrontation will follow.
Fading memories of childhood brought hope to years of waiting. There was love and laughter in that other life I lived.
Did they ever stop searching for me? Did they ever forget me?
I will never know.
I hear the running footsteps and the loud cries ‘Valide Sultan, nerdesin?
‘I am here.’
My son confronts me. Conceived by force, taken from me at birth, I fall to my knees prepared for his wrath.
Only death will set me free.
I have just finished reading ‘The Aviary Gate’ by Katie Hickman, for the second time. Due to the mixed reviews the book received, I thought I would do bit more research on life in the harems of the great Sultans. I came across the story of Aimee du Buc de Rivery and wondered if this incredible life were true. The photo this week let my imagination wonder a bit more.
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