Departure of the Winged Ship, Vladimir Kush
Once upon a time, there was a city in Greece known by its stories. Well, today I’m going to let you in on a secret about one of those stories.
It was a beautiful day to swim, to get on a boat and sail away to a faraway country. It was a beautiful day for William. He was an English man far from home, a fisherman who spent his time travelling around the globe, stopping in the best cities, knowing the greatest places. But this town and this stop were different: he wasn’t just visiting: he was stuck in this place, unless he could find a way to fix a broken ship. There was nobody in town that could help him, not one single man that knew the sea, and everyone he asked for help they kept sending him to a woman named Lenobia. William was desperate and all they did was send him to some kind of witch, so he went. Lenobia lived in a very small house on the beach: it was dark and a little bit frightening, but William knocked and was surprised when a very beautiful lady answered the door. She was the most magnificent creature he had ever seen, with the most stunning voice and the deepest eyes. Quickly she asked him what he wanted, as if she was already expecting him and told him she could do it but in exchange he would have to give her something she would never forget. He decided what to give her even before she asked, so he approached her and kissed her lips with a gentle hug and an indescribable passion. After the kiss stopped and they both recovered their breath she said a prayer and his ship was fixed, with just one difference: the sails of the boat were now butterflies ready to take him anywhere.
This is the story of William and Lenobia, a love so big it was magical. And the secret, well, that was lost, some say it’s just a legend, others believe she was some kind of magical creature, but you can believe anything.
de Joana Benedito 11ºA ( 2012/2013)
Nota: Texto publicado com a autorização de Joana Benedito , do 11º A (2012/2013). Qualquer reprodução sem a sua autorização atenta contra os princípios dos direitos de autor.