For Friday Fictioneers 100-Word Challenge: 28 October 2016
Olivia was his best friend. She accepted him, although he was born with one leg shorter than the other.
Ethan wanted to take their relationship to the next level. At the same time, he worried about what her reaction would be.
He told her he loved her.
She told him she loved him too but like a brother.
“Don’t cross the bridge until you come to it,” Ethan kept telling himself before she turned him down.
He had done it and the pain was unbearable.
Ethan climbed over the railing and looked down below.
He found the dark waters inviting.
Bergen was the last stop in our Scandinavian tour. Founded in 1060 by King Olav Kyrre, it’s Norway’s second largest city behind Oslo.
Our tour guide reminded us to always bring our raincoats when we went out. According to her, it rains 300 days in a year in Bergen, making it one of the rainiest cities in the universe. She was right, of course. It rained two out of the three days we were there.
During our stay, a local guide led us on a tour of the Bryggen Museum while offering insight into the history of the city all the way back to its glory days as a center of the North Atlantic trade.
He also mentioned about the city being destroyed by fire and rebuilt through the centuries. As a matter of fact, the Museum was built over the site of the fire in 1955. This led me to think Fire and Rain by James Taylor could be an appropriate theme song for the city. Just kidding.
From Elvesæter, we drove to Bergen, Norway’s second largest city next to Oslo. It was a 9-hour journey including a picnic stop and a two and half-hours ferry ride, that we found very rewarding.
We took the Sognefjell National Route through the Jotunheimen mountains. It’s the highest mountain road in Northern Europe reaching a maximum elevation of 4,705 feet above sea level. It definitely put to the test the driving skills of our driver.
This picture was taken last month while cruising on the Sognefjord, the longest and deepest fjord in Norway and the second longest in the world. It was one of the most spectacular places I’d ever been.
A fjord, as defined by Merriam-Webster, is a narrow part of the ocean between cliffs or steep hills or mountains.
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