Obelisk by Joelle LeGendre #writephoto

Writephoto prompt

Obelisk; 4 sides, narrowing upward, ending in a point.  A singular structure baking in the sun.  And for what purpose?

I can’t eat it, drink it or live in it.  Certainly, it shelters one from the sun’s heat when summer is nigh, but I can’t live in it. Neither does the sea  — the thing it casts a shadow upon — provide more than fish.  And fish is of no use without fresh water to wash it down.

“You…girl!”  A man calls from the obelisk.

I have 2 bullets remaining in my gun, the laser rifle almost spent, but the edge of my sword is still sharp. The wind at my back, I sniff at the air.  More behind me.  I turn to find 3 women and a man.

“How many in your party?”  I ask.

A woman, taller than the others, answers.  “We are from a village not 3 kilometers away.”

The man standing at the obelisk runs toward us.  He’s unarmed, eyes showing a hint of fear.  He joins the tall woman, standing at her height.

“What do you want?”  I ask.

“We offer solace from the war to those willing to work,”  he said.  “Are you interested in a home?”

“I will not be hasty in my answer,” I said.  “For more years than I remember, I have walked the Earth looking for what you offer.  In my innocence, I was ravaged by men and escaped their grasp when other men fought them for me.  In my haste to find solace, I followed a woman with kind eyes who led me to a slaver camp.  When a missile took out my captors, I escaped again.”

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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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