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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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A piece of the past ~ Jane Dougherty #writephoto

This short story is for Sue Vincent’s photo prompt. It isn’t finished so I might have to go back to it. For once it has nothing whatsoever to do with my WIP. Thanks goodness… * The crisped muscles of her … Continue reading

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The rose at the heart ~ Jane Dougherty #writephoto

Well, this one obviously follows on from last week’s image. Thanks Sue 🙂 A sound breaks the hush of the chapel and Aoife is dragged out of her reverie. Her hand reaches out to the red rose protectively as she … Continue reading

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Bedtime ~ Jane Dougherty #writephoto

The cloud woman flicked her plumed tail and leapt from the mountain top, spreading broad smoky wings, gliding over ochre desert, searching. She harnessed a light west wind and skimmed the plain with its slumbering cacti and dry gullies. Dusk … Continue reading

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