Afar ~ Jan Malique #writephoto

Another offering for Sue’s Thursday Photo Prompt.  This time a journey undertaken by the Fool of the Tarot.

I return to the East, place of mind, speech and communication, seeking balance and answers, and carrying the sword of my station. As for my true name, it is hidden and cannot be revealed, for the greater powers have prohibited its utterance until the moment of completion. Therefore, I remain unnamed. The mountains glimpsed afar are the focus of this journey, so far perilous and disheartening. There are further dangers waiting in the depths of the great forest lying ahead. Its trees stand as mighty sentinels, guardians of a place considered forbidden to all but the foolish and hardy of spirit. So be it, my feet tread the ground lightly and leave no trace, this is the way of all who claim our bloodline.

The wind quickens, whispers messages of caution, I listen and progress forearmed into the expanse of primeval forest. The veils part between the world that is known into one few venture into, and even fewer leave. The silence closes around me as something approaches, it is the Guardian. His eyes reflect a light that is, unbearable and unnerving.

Continue reading at  Strange Goings on in the Shed

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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