Friday Fictioneers – Dawn Goodbyes

ff020714‘Take care, Isi, my love,’ said Persatus, ‘and take care of our boy,’ he smiled.

Isi’s bump was becoming more pronounced by the day: it would be their first child.

Persatus hated to leave his wife, especially with the threat of more tremors. However, each month he had to travel south to make a collection. What was in the crates wasn’t his place to know or ask.

As another warm autumn Campania sun crept above the horizon, it was time to leave. It would be a full three days until he returned home to Isi; returned home to Pompeii.


These words form my entry into this week’s Friday Fictioneers photo prompt challenge.

17 thoughts on “Friday Fictioneers – Dawn Goodbyes

  1. patriciaruthsusan

    Paul, People never seem to learn. It happened once and can happen again, but once again people have built a city near that volcano. Hopefully they’ll recognize the warning tremors and get away safely this time. Good story and well written. 🙂 —Susan

  2. Nan Falkner

    Dear Paul, I think the King needs to hire a volcanist and some scientists to do research – but let the guy (I think) out of the jail first. (The preceding comment was because I watched a NOVA presentation on Pompeii and there was a small jail there with bones in it. Well, maybe he deserved it – don’t know but do care! Good story – really, really good story! Nan 🙂


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