One for Sorrow ~ Chris Hewitt #writephoto

This week’s photo writing prompt courtesy of Sue Vincent’s fun #writephoto challenge is entitled “harbinger”.

Well, I now know a lot more about magpies and its seem their reputation is well deserved. They are one of only a handful of animals (including humans) that can recognise themselves in a mirror. Anyway, it’s a given its going to be difficult to write anything about a magpie without a hint of Poe, so this short story is a little on the dark side, you have been warned (~710 words).

Angrily, he kicked his way through the autumnal wood. He’d slipped away whilst no was looking.

How could she! It was meant to be just the two of them, he was her world, she’d said it, every day. Through tearing eyes, he took his anger out on a large oak tree, fists landed bluntly against its trunk. The pain only made him madder and he tugged at the low hanging branches until one finally snapped. It caught him off balance and he stumbled, sobbing, into a pile of leaves.

“Liar!” he yelled, at the memory of her soft kiss on his forehead. He smashed the splintered branch against the ground.

“How dare she!” he hissed, panting he stared down at bloody knuckles. She would not soothe these cuts, he would not let her.

Continue reading at I.Mused

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 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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