Guardian ~ Jemima Pett #writephoto

Guardian is this week’s #writephoto prompt from Sue Vincent. I meandered around a couple of ideas in my head, then studied the photo a little longer.

It rang a few bells – good ones!

writephoto - guardianLast year my story achieved a shortlist place for Rhonda Parrish’s anthology Earth: Giants, Golems and Gargoyles (Elemental Anthologies, #2). It didn’t make the final cut, but I was pleased it’d got that far.  I’m keeping it off the blog to try elsewhere when appropriate.

So I thought about my hero—or villain—in that story, and came up with this (c300 words). I’m fairly sure I’ve changed the name of the guardian 🙂

Samhair the Guardian

His lifespan was long enough to sit out all year, ignoring the intrusions.

Several times a week, he’d be pestered by these humans, climbing over his face, stealing the various pebbles that adorned him. Some even banged bits of shiny metal into him. Those were the ones that visited often, wrapping ropes around themselves, and sliding up and down, seemingly for fun.

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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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