To be a duck

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——————————————    1.4.2015
Our protagonist has to make a decision.
But she will get a surprise when Matthias returns.
Will it color her judgement?

Word had come with a messenger that Matthias and Schulmeister had to turn back on their journey to Prague and were on their way home by ship. It was time for Gretje to make a decision about whether she wanted to go with him to Prague, if he was still going, set off on her own, or just stay in Wachenheim.

She dismissed the idea of staying, picked up a rough stone and threw it as far as she could into the river. She watched the ripples spread out, a duck swim into them and the pattern change. She smiled at the new pattern. That’s what has to happen! A new pattern has to form and I have to be the duck.

About jeanlatzgriffin

Jean Latz Griffin is the owner of CyberINK, a small business that produces quirky skeleton-themed products. She has finished the first draft of a historical fantasy and received comments from her agent. She has turned to Orson Scott Card for tips on the second draft. She is author of "In the Same Breath," and "One Spirit: A Creation Story for the 21st Century." She has a certificate in creative writing from the University of Chicago's Writers Studio. Griffin is a member of the growing community of former Chicago Tribune reporters, enjoys Weekend Writing Warriors and the Story Studio in Chicago. Her Sheltie, Thunder, likes to "type" on her computer keys, and Dr Wu, a Weimaraner, likes to lick her ear when she is trying to think. Her husband passed in June of 2011. Her three fabulous grown sons live nearby. She plays violin in an amateur string orchestra.

8 Responses

  1. What a unique way to look at it! Though I worry about anyone traveling anywhere in those times. Staying put probably isn’t much better, though. Now I’m wondering what’s in store for Gretje!

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