The tunnel – #writephoto by Joelle Le Gendre

The year was 1972. I stood at the edge of a tunnel and peered into the darkness.  It wasn’t the first time and, given the fact I was standing here again, it might not be the last.

“This is so cool!”Arlene said.

“I forgot something in the car,” I muttered, walking away.

The footsteps behind me said that she wasn’t going to take no for an answer. “But you’ve just GOT to see…”

“The 200 foot drop 13 feet inside the entrance?”  I asked.  “No thanks.”

“A…drop?” she stuttered out as if she didn’t know.

“I hate tunnels,”  I said.

Irritated at the glitch in her plans she demanded, “When have you ever been in a tunnel?”

“The birth canal is a tunnel.  It was almost as bad going through that as it was the three times I hit the bottom of that shaft.  There are more than a few bodies down there already.”

Bitter.  That’s how I’d describe her laugh. “You’re kidding?”

“Worse than landing on slime and bones, I never got to lose my virginity!”

“I…I don’t understand.  My boyfriend said that you and he….”

“I told that nut job I’d rather date a badger than go out with him, and I don’t do stuff like that to my friends!”

“God sent you back to keep me from doing something stupid?”

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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 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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