Nevis to Boston

This post is submitted to Friday Fictioneers. The challenge is to write a complete story with a beginning, middle, and end in 100 words or less. My story follows the picture prompt below.

PHOTO PROMPT © Bradley Harris

He’s come a long way since leaving this picturesque island of Nevis. The horrors of the enslavement of the natives will never entirely fade away. Even in his new country he will be surrounded by an enslaved population. But this time they will be his. This time he will be the master. Little did he realize what a history he would create in his new world. An acceptance into King’s College; a hero of the Revolutionary War; author of the Federalist Papers; involved in a famous dueling battle; and first Secretary of the Treasury.

34 thoughts on “Nevis to Boston

  1. Stine Writing January 16, 2022 / 2:38 pm

    You never know what is going to happen…If you look at the positive side of things anything is possible.

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  2. Dale January 16, 2022 / 1:28 pm

    I have Disney… it’s time I go check this out!
    Interesting and learning experience!

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  3. pennygadd51 January 15, 2022 / 6:18 pm

    Interesting story about a man I knew nothing about previously. He had a dramatic life – and death!

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  4. Na'ama Yehuda January 14, 2022 / 5:23 pm

    History has lots of convoluted, hidden corners, one does not oft speak of, eh? Well done!

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  5. draliman January 14, 2022 / 10:28 am

    Oh dear, I Googled who wrote the Federalist Papers and it gave me the names of three people I’ve never heard of. In my defence, we only did British and European history at school… good piece, though!

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    • Danny James January 14, 2022 / 10:50 pm

      Hamilton, Madison and Jay each wrote a section. It’s the same on this side of the pond.

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  6. Bear January 14, 2022 / 9:07 am

    Slave to master… and I daresay that by the end, slave again. The mighty do fall, and hard, usually. Great historical story.

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  7. Iain Kelly January 14, 2022 / 8:04 am

    Someone could make a musical out of a life like that… Nice bit of historical writing Danny.

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  8. neilmacdon January 14, 2022 / 5:07 am

    To rise from slave to master. A dream to be sure. But there are better dreams.

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  9. Bill January 14, 2022 / 2:06 am

    Ah, before the story becomes history. Nicely done.

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  10. lois January 13, 2022 / 4:10 pm

    Little Tommy never saw it coming, did he? Good one, DJ.


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