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 has written a number of books, both alone and with Stuart France, exploring ancient myths, the mysterious landscape of Albion and the inner journey of the soul. 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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