Tower – #writephoto from Michael at Morpethroad


When he became a hermit, he thought of all the benefits of a life of poverty and chastity.

The prospect of a life of solitude was attractive to him as getting away from society and his past was the purpose of the exercise.

To try it out the Abbot sent him to the Tower, an ancient ruin on the edge of the monastery property. He was to spend three months there to see if this was the life for him.

He jumped at the opportunity. He saw it as diving straight in and was excited at the prospect.

To make it authentic once inside the monk who accompanied him and who never said a word the whole journey locked the door at the base of the tower and left him alone. He knew each week a box of supplies would be left for him.

Inside the tower, it was austere as he imagined. A single room at the top of the tower, a crude mattress on the floor, a table and chair and in one corner a small bookshelf crammed with meditative books.

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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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5 Responses to Tower – #writephoto from Michael at Morpethroad

  1. Pingback: Tower – from Michael at Morpethroad – The Militant Negro™

  2. Leeby Geeby says:

    Lol. Nice one. I had visions of a yea old timey tale. I dig the cheeky catch at the end.


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