Authors Note: Another assignment from 10th grade English class, we had to write a story based on a historical figure. Given a list of names (I don’t remember the others) I chose Erik the Red due to the excitement I felt about writing a story with a viking in it!
This is it, I thought. This is what I was meant for! The smell of the open sea before me was refreshing, the air thickly coated with salt and moisture. The quiet wind blowing through the sail made it flap to and fro, the faded white canvas dancing with the thrill of gliding over the calming waves once again. Seagulls cried out in conversation to each other as they raced with our ship, partially taunting us by occasionally circling back and easily catching up. They flew in a constant weaving motion, following the pushing and pulling of the waves that gently carried our boat inch by inch. [Read more…] about Erik the Red