Flash fiction #writephoto: Bloody deeds – Jane Dougherty

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The muffled sound of horses’ hooves was the only sound to break the silence. Even the birds were still though the sun had not yet set. The monk urged his mount onward but the animal whinnied and refused. The servant’s mule had already dug in its hooves and swished its tail uneasily, long ears twitching and nostrils flaring.

Brother Anselm raised his head and sniffed the air. In profile, cowled and cloaked against the darkening sky, he looked to Wystan, the servant more raptor than man and he shivered. His master slid from the saddle and the horse, freed, fled back down the track, gathered up and out of sight rapidly by the long tree shadows.

“This is the place,” the monk murmured and strode towards the overhanging trees. He held the crucifix of his rosary high and Wystan heard the leaves sigh. “Come. Leave the mule. Bring just the spade.”

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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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