WALLS HAVE EARS, DON’T THEY? from Marilyn Armstrong

First in for the photo prompt this week…

They had reached the top of the long, stone staircase. A little breathless, they stood in the flickering sunlight, looking down into the mill stream below them.

“The walls have ears,” commented Melissa.

“They’re just old, stone walls,” replied her husband.

“No,” insisted Melissa. “They have ears. Real EARS. See? Look, over there. See? They’re ears? Can’t you see them?”

He looked harder, squinting … and then, he felt a gentle push. And he was falling, falling … and distantly the sound of tinkling laughter. Was that the sound of walls … laughing?


About Sue Vincent

Sue Vincent is a Yorkshire-born writer and one of the Directors of The Silent Eye, a modern Mystery School. She writes alone and with Stuart France, exploring ancient myths, the mysterious landscape of Albion and the inner journey of the soul. Find out more at France and Vincent. She is owned by a small dog who also blogs. Follow her at scvincent.com and on Twitter @SCVincent. Find her books on Goodreads and follow her on Amazon worldwide to find out about new releases and offers. Email: findme@scvincent.com.
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16 Responses to WALLS HAVE EARS, DON’T THEY? from Marilyn Armstrong

  1. Ritu says:

    I like this!


  2. The bastard probably deserved it 🙂


  3. Love it! And I also love old watermills – there was one down the road from where I grew up. It was absolutely lovely….. one of my favorite places to go and sit, listen to the water, the trees and the birds.


  4. Eliza Waters says:

    Rather dark! 😀

    Liked by 1 person

  5. Mick Canning says:

    I just read Geoff’s, too. This lovely picture is certainly prompting some dark thoughts!


  6. What a great ending. I love evil woman in stories.

    Liked by 1 person

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