From January, 2019

The Viking And The Moor: Chapter Seven

They buried the children at dawn. The work was solemn, and the going was slow. They had but one sharpened pick amongst them for digging the frozen soil. They took turns wielding it. With a bucket, they scooped the turned dirt beside the shoreline where the bodies of the children lay. The Moor wept sporadically but didn’t break down and didn’t speak. She worked faster and more vigorously than either of the men did, eager to finish the excruciating task as soon as possible. Once the graves were dug, they wrapped the children in linen. They placed the bodies carefully…