Standing at the highest point above their home, she prayed they’d return this night.

It was three moons since they’d watched the raven sails leave their harbour. Bjørn had come to her, giving her a lingering kiss before leaping aboard the longboat. “Never fear, Frain. We will return when the midnight sun is at its zenith. I’ll be home before my son is born.”

She felt a twinge in her back, a pulling ache in her belly, but still she stared into the midnight sun. In the distance she saw the raven sails at last. The longboats were coming home.

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

So is there a history behind this sweet story, Carrie?

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

A sweet tale, Carrie. I felt the longing. I’m glad Bjorn returned in time before his son is born. Lovely. 

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

You’re welcome, Carrie.

Christer Norrlof
Christer Norrlof(@christer-norrlof)
5 months ago

How nice with a Viking story, Carrie! You have well described the fate of many women at the time, waiting and hoping to see signs of their ships far out in the sea. You paint a beautiful and exotic picture of one of those women, looking into the midnight sun.… Read more »

Christer Norrlof
Christer Norrlof(@christer-norrlof)
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5 months ago

Thanks for your information, Carrie! I had no idea that Vikings came from the areas in the northernmost part of Norway. Interesting! Concerning the colonization of Iceland, it happened during the 880s, after Harald Hairfair had united Norway into one single kingdom. This was not accepted by some of the… Read more »

Thompson Emate
Thompson Emate(@thompson-emate)
5 months ago

This is a lovely story, Carrie.

allinonefitness steven jenkins
allinonefitness steven jenkins(@allinonefitness-steven-jenkins)
4 months ago

Excellent work, Carrie  ? 

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