Thursday photo prompt – Obelisk #writephoto – Old Bert



Old Bert maintained the obelisk was there as testament to his virility.

His girlfriend Rona said he was dreaming.

Old Bert did a lot of dreaming.

But one thing he didn’t dream about and was grateful for was what he witnessed below the obelisk when he was only fifteen years old.

A man was murdered there and Bert happened to come across the deed being done. Fortunately, he was never seen, for he feared for years after the impact his confession might have on not just him but his whole family.

He hid behind rocks on the edge of the headland and watched as the Gray brothers, the local town criminals at the time, bludgeoned the towns, Undertaker, Horace Casket, to death, over it was said a past debt.

Bert shook for days after holding what he had seen close to his chest and never revealing to anyone what he…

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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 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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