No Dead Man’s Land ~ Chris Hewitt #writephoto

This writing prompt is courtesy of Sue Vincent’s fun #writephoto challenge is and entitled “keep”. It’s a great photo, I look forward to knowing where it was taken. I’ve gone with a bit of a medieval dark comedy (~650 words).

Owen threw back his hood. The rain had eased and he wanted to get a proper look at the figure confidently striding across the courtyard. “This the kid?”

“Yeah, Sarge,” said Skinner. The tall stranger had been the subject of much speculation in the pub the previous evening. “They reckon he’s a dead shot out to 400 yards. Never missed.”

“Great, just what we need.”

The two men watched the figure make his way along the battlements. A couple of guards pointed him in the right direction. Reaching the top of the ladder the stranger asked. “Sergeant, Owen?”

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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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