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Stone ~ Jane Dougherty #writephoto

Once the ring of stones had been unbroken. The stones had been one, created to act as one, perform the same function for the same people. But times changed, the people scattered, their beliefs fragmented. For centuries the stones held … Continue reading

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The last look in the mirror ~ Jane Dougherty #writephoto

My WIP is at the waiting to see if it passes muster stage, but this photo is so much a part of the story that I can’t help but write a bit that fits it. Thanks Sue 🙂 It’s even … Continue reading

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Waiting ~ Jane Dougherty #writephoto

Richard’s gaze sweeps the horizon. No sail breaks the monotony of blue sea and sky. The morning is calm after the squally winds of the night, a good day for a sea crossing. Yet fear squirms deep in his gut, … Continue reading

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Rushes ~ Jane Dougherty #writephoto

When the Romans came, they expected to find bloodthirsty savages, baby-eating cannibals who grinned at torture and revelled in inflicting pain. What they didn’t see they invented, and their Christian monks did the same. They said we made effigies out … Continue reading

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Epilogue ~ Jane Dougherty #writephoto

This is for Sue Vincent’s #writephoto prompt. Another part of the story, a sort of epilogue. I really must get on with writing it and stop paddling around the edges! The house is a fine one, fitting for the rich … Continue reading

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Up the leafy lane ~ Jane Dougherty #writephoto

I’m sure this is the place. I remember the path that wound its way first through cultivated farmland then abandoned fields and young woodland. There was perhaps less unworked land then, and the trees were slender saplings. Now nature has … Continue reading

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Eventide ~ Jane Dougherty #writephoto

The spring sun has been warm today, warm enough to bring bathers into the cove. Most have left now that evening is drawing the bright colours and the glitter from the air. A couple are still here, enlaced, oblivious of … Continue reading

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White ships ~ Jane Dougherty #writephoto

And Sue has decided that I’ve been away from my WIP quite long enough. Back to it. For her Thursday photo prompt. Unease settles on the shoulders of the white lady. Sedge bristles about the lake island, but Evienne wonders … Continue reading

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I don’t like being alone ~ Reena Saxena #writephoto

The face I meet inside is not as scary as the ones etched on the gate. She has pale, alabaster skin with a wide-eyed innocent look. I wonder aloud how she lives alone in that expansive space. I expect fear … Continue reading

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The unknown ~ Jane Dougherty #writephoto

This is for Sue Vincent’s Thursday Photo prompt. The standing stone looked eerily familiar to me. There has to be a link somewhere. The house has gone now, burned, pulled down, the stones scattered, the park reverted to wilderness and … Continue reading

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