The Tale of the Pharoah’s Sister

Every week Rochelle Wisoff-Fields kindly hosts a flash fiction challenge, to write a complete story based on a photoprompt, with a beginning, middle and end, in 100 words or less. Post it on your blog and include the photoprompt and Inlinkz (blue frog) on your page. Link your story URL then the fun starts as you read other people’s stories and comment on them


Photo prompt copyright Karen Rawson

I  have my collar of finest turquoise and rubies hidden under my cloak. My damp, matted hair hangs thick about my face.
     I was promised to my brother the Pharoah who once encased the habits and practices of me in a form as iron-strong as the inner core of the earth.   When he discovered my love for Claudius, the Pharoah became cruel.
     Claudius helped me and I sailed to another country. The men on board were kind but they could not follow me on land. 
     I am lost in this strange place but I am free.
    Claudius will find me.




77 thoughts on “The Tale of the Pharoah’s Sister

    1. Thank you, Reena. I felt she would have to believe he would come. I heard a poem once , a true story about a woman whose husband was lost at sea in war. The telling line was her recurrent reflection “Maybe he swam”.

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  1. Yes, Irene, I think lives would be in great danger in such circumstances.So the passion for Claudius would have been very high as they could lose each other at any moment. Thank you for your kind comment about the the voice and you are right about freedom.


  2. Sascha, thank you so much. I really appreciate your comments. At first I had her wearing the jewels then I realised that although the men on board ship were kind, one or more might not have been able to resist stealing her collar. I too hope Claudius will find her. Best wishes, Jilly.


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