by Ami (Gypsie) Offenbacher-Ferris
In Response to Friday Fictioneers prompt. Write a 100 word story in the historical fiction genre, using the prompt provided.
It was but a small bump, barely a shiver down in third class where so many of us traveled together, to the New Land.
In fact, I rather liked the feel of the big ship as she took the waves and faced the wind. As I’ve done in the past, I wondered at the incongruities of cultural expectations and strictures.
Mama near passed right out when I told her I wanted to be a captain like Captain Smith. She said it weren’t a proper position for a lady.
Cold water slid over my slippers. Did Captain Smith know about this?