Silent – from Geoff Le Pard

From Geoff Le Pard at Tangental in response to the photo prompt


Norman hadn’t been back to the Mill in 70 years. He shuffled forward but a hand restrained him.
‘Careful. No accidents.’
Norman nodded. ‘Martin.’
One man frowned. ‘Who’s Martin?’ A second said, ‘His brother. He died here, as a kid. Norman’s been asking to come for the last ten years.’
‘Why now?’
‘He’s not long left. It won’t harm, one final farewell.’
‘Does he understand?’
Norman had knelt down, tears streaking his cheeks. He looked at the men.
‘Poor old soul.’
Norman shook his head. ‘Me. I kill Martin.’ He made a pushing gesture with both hands. ‘Little shit.’

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 and on Twitter @SCVincent. Find her books on Goodreads and follow her on Amazon worldwide to find out about new releases and offers. Email:
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10 Responses to Silent – from Geoff Le Pard

  1. Oh, my. A bit speechless.

    Liked by 1 person

  2. TanGental says:

    Thanks Sue. I think I ate too much cheese…


  3. Mick Canning says:

    Definitely caught me by surprise.


  4. I share Norman’s pain. And his straightforward solution.

    Liked by 1 person

  5. Pingback: Silent – photo prompt round-up | Daily Echo

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