I have so many works in progress, I really wasn’t sure what to pick for this week’s clip. Since I usually post contemporary excerpts, I thought I’d post a nasty little clip from a historical I’ve been (very slowly) working on, a Viking story set in the latter part of the eight century.
As the scene opens, our hero a Viking drott (leader) has brought his booty, Amelia, a lovely, curvaceous — and feisty — princess abducted from the English coast. They are at one of the Viking emporia on the south shore of the Baltic Sea (located in what would be modern day northern Germany), a central trading location for every good imaginable, including the most important good of all for the Viking economic system, slaves.
In this scene, the drott, our hero — if such a barbaric man can be worthy of the title — is forcing Amelia to watch one of the many fates his charge might suffer should she have the temerity to truly disobey him, The drott forces Amelia to witness the plight of a buxom, naked woman on her knees, her neck and hands locked in wooden stocks…
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