Prompt 78: Roanoke

“CROATOAN. What did it mean?” John wondered. It had been three years since he’d been back to the colony he founded. The Queen had ordered him to battle while returning to England for supplies. He didn’t know how long he’d be gone when he left, but he was certain he’d have a home when he came back. Now, standing where his town once stood, John was puzzled and worried. All of the buildings, the people, and even the livestock; they were just…gone. Only the word “CROATOAN” carved into a tree was left. “What on Earth happened here?”

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