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A Loathsome Job.

by Jan Hurst-Nicholson
Originally published by on 01/04/2017

With a battle cry the Viking warrior swung his mighty axe and brought it crashing down, deftly severing the outstretched limb. A hated task - but it was his duty. It wasn’t his first – and it wouldn’t be his last.

It was heavy work, and even though there was a layer of snow on the ground he wiped the sweat from his brow as he leaned on the long-handled axe and surveyed his work.

Readying himself for the next one he raised the axe, but before he could bring it down a voice called, “That’s enough firewood for today, dear.'

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