A Paleolithic Murder is the first in the 100 words story series involving winter, based on true events (to some extent), and located in Transylvania. Enjoy!
A Paleolithic Murder in Transylvania
The somber light of winter afternoon darkened as the man slid between steep cliffs, walking against the wind. His nostrils quivered at the bison’s heavy scent, his eyes focusing passed the bucks.
Today he’ll prove his vigor. Bring down a beast. Meat and hide for his tribe, bones for weapons, a story for the hearth. A necklace for Dara.
He didn’t feel the blow. The last he saw were Dara’s eyes, watching him from a sky just as grey. But hers carried a spark of blue, like the fire.
‘The woman is mine,’ hissed his brother, steam lifting skywards.
© Patricia Furstenberg
The seed of this story.
Not too long ago, at least comparing to the time that separates us from the Paleolithic Period, when traveling was part of our everyday life but so was war, World War II to be exact, a 33 000 years old fossilized human skull was discovered, purely by accident. By a team of miners.
It is known as Clovina Calvaria (a calvaria is a skullcap).
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