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It was such a strange dream, Wilomeana kept recalling it. However today she had a job interview at the Bodleian Library, she needed the job if she was to continue with her studies. As she passed the wrought-iron railings surrounding the library a poster caught her attention. Tonight at the library a informal talk was to be given on the mysteries of Mesopotamia. Successful in her job interview, she decided to treat herself, and attended the talk.

The presenter was a tall attractive undergraduate by the name of Septimius Sidebottom. During a break for refreshments she over heard some one asking him about the use of the fire pots and aromatic wood in Sudan. Septimius indicated that this tradition in all probability predated the earliest Egyptian civilisation, and that of Mesopotamia. Wilomeana recalled her dream which had featured standing on the top of a Ziggurat. Her interest in Septimius was developing nicely.

Footnote: Ziggurats are ancient terraced structures, considered perhaps to signify a link between heaven and earth.


This Post Has 12 Comments

  1. marja

    Love the story What other information and secrets can Sptimius sidebottom (lol) reveal to her. Would love to read more 🙂

    1. Michael Humphris

      Thank you, Marja more is coming, but …

  2. mandibelle16

    Fascinating piece. I had no idea about these firepots and aromatic wood!

    1. Michael Humphris

      Thank you Mandi, one of the things that I enjoy about writing, is doing the research into subjects that I know little or nothing about.

      1. mandibelle16

        I like that too. There’s a lot of fascinating stuff out there. I just didn’t know where to begin for this picture.

        1. Michael Humphris

          Mandi, I also find some pictures like that, with this picture I focused on the railings. Sometimes a picture has to much clutter in it.

  3. Priceless Joy

    Hahaha! She is getting sweet on Septimius! Great story, Mike!

    1. Michael Humphris

      Thank you PJ, the story of Septimius and his life will have many twists.

      1. Priceless Joy

        Mike, just wanted to remind you that I discourage continuation stories on the challenge.

        1. Michael Humphris

          Sorry PJ. I was trying to keep each post as a single complete story, and so not requiring reference to other parts. I have failed.

  4. yarnspinnerr

    The reverend has become quite a scholar. Love this innovative take.

    1. Michael Humphris

      So pleased, thank you Yarnspinnerr

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