The Big Story
Published by Kathryn Imbriani at Smashwords
Copyright 2011 Kathryn Imbriani
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The Isle of Skye, June 1884
A sea breeze swept up the rocky slope, caressing the bobbing wildflowers and tossing Duncan’s hair. He snatched a blossom from its stem and added it to the bunch in his hand. Was there ever a June so glorious? he wondered, straightening to gaze across the bay to the lonely rocks jutting from the sea. Once in the distant past, the sea-washed monoliths had been part of the Isle of Skye before some accident of nature severed them from the mainland. Even on a splendid day like today, they brooded in their solitude, the sea nibbling away at their feet.
He shook off the musings and returned to his flower gathering. Elizabeth would like these. The pinks ones were her favorites. He held the delicate blossom up to the morning sun and wished he knew its name. He’d never paid much attention to the wildflowers that rioted across his homeland in the summer.