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.