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Annika shivered in the cold air and watched the tiny shadow that was Russia slip below the waves. It was an optical illusion, but losing sight of her homeland as the ship sailed out into the open ocean chilled her more than any Siberian winter.
“We’ll be fine, Annika. Better than, even.” Evgeny turned her toward the warmth of the common room. Her husband believed what he said – he always did, even when reality failed to agree.
And now they were sailing to a horizon she couldn't see, a future she couldn't know.
She refused to look back, or regret.
This post is a response to the Light & Shade Challenge - which was to write a 100 word response to the picture above. A selection of Tchaikovsky's Nutcracker Suite was also offered, which is what led to the Russian connection for me. 100 words is HARD! Tell me what you think in the comments below, and thank you for stopping by!