Woman in Blue – James #writephoto

Obe was tending the fire on the shore by the bay. The sun had set to his right hours ago and most of the clan slept. Their tiny settlement was young and night predators hunted nearby so he kept watch, though the fire and the scent of the men should keep them away.

The moon shone blue through the clouds illuminating the water before him and the island beyond. Other clans of their tribe occupied the land across the bay to the south and east, but Nakuma’s people hoped to make the northlands their home.

Like most young men, waiting alone bored him and with the passing minutes, he became drowsy. He wrapped his blanket, woven by his sisters, tighter around him and with the fire, he felt warm. If his father found him sleeping, he would be struck and shamed in front of the other hunters, so he forced his eyes open. He heard her before he actually could see her.

“Obe.”

He stood up, suddenly awake then looked around. Could his mother have brought out some warm broth to keep the chill from his bones? No, there was no one was in sight. Besides, the voice hadn’t come from the camp.

“Obe.”

“Who’s there?”

“I’m calling, Obe.”

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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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3 Responses to Woman in Blue – James #writephoto

  1. Patty says:

    I totally enjoyed this.

    Reblogged at campbellsworld.wordpress.com

    I see I have missed a few good ones, by not devoting more time to blog reading.

    Thankfully they’re safe and sound on the feed, and can be retrieved any-time.

    Like

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