Title: Revealing History
Source: FLASH FICTION FOR THE PURPOSEFUL PRACTITIONER- 2017 WEEK #35
Word count: 200 words
Gertrude thirsted for world knowledge. She studied ancient history, immersing herself in worlds far removed from hers. It seemed natural she found herself in Crete excavating the magnificent Minoan palace. It covered multiple square miles and reached four stories high. Filled with passages, tiny rooms, corridors, great courtyards and evidence of running water, the complex mesmerized Gertrude.
They assigned her a splendid area to work, dig and document. Brilliant colored frescos emerged as she swept the dirt from the walls. Working alone in the room, a seated goddess stared back at her.
“Who are you?” she asked, letting her fingertips brush the woman’s dark pigmented hair.
That night the dreams started.
“My name is Kitane,” she said. The darkness lightened, she faced Gertrude and smiled.
Coal-black curls framed her face and cascaded across her shoulders. Charcoal circles smudged amber eyes, and she had painted her lips a rich mahogany color.
“You look exactly like your picture.”
“Pura was an excellent artisan who worked in my court.”
“Your court?” Gertrude’s voice quivered.
“There is much you do not know.”
“I want to learn. Will you teach me?”
“Seek, and you shall find,” Kitane said, bowing, her image receded into the shadows.
Keep on writing.
Jo Hawk The Writer