Early in the morning, Fatima left her house, certain that her bearded guest would stay in bed. Her first set of tools had been wine, lovemaking and a rope.

She returned with some sharper tools.Two thoughts made her smile: the Viking’s slow and painful death, and the hope for a blue-eyed, fatherless son. 

The door was ajar. Pieces of rope on the floor. An empty bed. 

Fatima ran outside. She could see a small boat heading for the longships waiting in the bay. Two people were visible. One with a beard. The other one was wearing her friend Yamina’s dress. 

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Voice-Team
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4 months ago

We enjoyed the progression of your saga. In this case the whole is greater than the sum of its parts. This one, our opinion, is able to stand alone. You should consider writing another “series combination” with 350 words in another contest! Well done!

Margarida Brei
Margarida Brei(@margarida-brei)
4 months ago

Oh, yes the intrigue deepens! Christer, you are making great use of laconicism in this plot twister.

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Lotchie Carmelo
Lotchie Carmelo(@lotchie-carmelo)
4 months ago

Really, Christer? What a nice twist. I was expecting the death of Viking in this part 3. But! Wow! I was surprised. I was deeply intrigued by what will happen next. My excitement was now intense. Very well done.

Lotchie Carmelo
Lotchie Carmelo(@lotchie-carmelo)
Reply to  Christer Norrlof
4 months ago

I can’t wait to read for the next part, Christer.

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Fuji
Fuji(@fuji)
4 months ago

Splendid! You turned the tables on all of us! I love this third story. Fatima sounds even more murderous than her erstwhile lover! I’m glad we were spared the blood and gore. Now I wonder what will happen? Will a blue-eyed baby be born? Will the new lovers find happiness? Tune in next week! I do love cliff hangers.

Emily O'Leary
Emily O'Leary(@emily-oleary)
4 months ago

Her hopes for a blue-eyed, fatherless child may just come true! I wonder how she’ll feel about that now that the decision was taken away from her!

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Heather Chrzanowski
Heather Chrzanowski(@heather-chrzanowski)
4 months ago

Wow! I’ve been away from the site for a while and just checked back in to catch up on all of the amazing writing. So glad I read this. Christer, you never fail to impress.

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Heather Chrzanowski
Heather Chrzanowski(@heather-chrzanowski)
Reply to  Christer Norrlof
4 months ago

Awww, thanks! Sometimes when I read my old stories I think, “That’s awful. I’m a terrible writer!” And then other times I think, “Eh, I’m not so bad!” LOL, hindsight is a whole other perspective! I will definitely be here to read the 4th and last part of your incredible tale!

Sandra James
Sandra James(@sandra-james)
4 months ago

That’s brilliant, Christer! I love it. Well done!

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Marianna Pieterse
Marianna Pieterse(@marianna-pieterse)
4 months ago

Yet another twist! I’m very happy that Fatima couldn’t carry out her plans. I’m looking forward to part 4.

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