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!
Last 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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