#100WCGU – Wk81 – Prompt: …the unseasonal weather meant… – 104 words – “Solana”

21 Mar

The unseasonal weather meant only one thing to Solana. The Cooling had come upon her people.

She summoned her council, “We must leave lest we be consumed by ice.”

Driven by ancient knowledge, they travelled north to safety from the icy world. It was the time of birth in warmer waters. In time, the Warming would return. Old and new would make the great journey south to feeding waters.

For Solana, this would be her last great journey. The ones who move on two fins would take her life.

When the Cooling returned, another would lead. So was the way of the humpback whale.

Humpback WhaleSchools and students have permission to use this graphic for non-commercial, educational purposes.


4 responses to “#100WCGU – Wk81 – Prompt: …the unseasonal weather meant… – 104 words – “Solana”

  1. jazzbumpa

    March 22, 2013 at 12:27

    Very nice. I would go south to escape he cold.


    • Ross Mannell

      March 23, 2013 at 00:31

      Thanks for the comment.

      The annual humpback whale migrations pass my town each year. 🙂

  2. The Real Cie

    March 23, 2013 at 18:34

    I love it. I always enjoy stories with animals. Also a very pretty picture of the whale.

    • Ross Mannell

      April 6, 2013 at 22:24

      Thanks for the comment.

      I didn’t have a decent photo of a whale amongst the photos I have taken so I decided to draw one using Photoshop. At least I have an image of a humpback whale now even if it isn’t a photo. 🙂


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