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The Stone ~ Jane Dougherty #writephoto

For Sue Vincent’s #writephoto challenge. Gothic again. He thought he had got rid of the unsightly obstruction, hadn’t thought about the stone once since the house was built. He had had far too much on his mind since then to … Continue reading

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Listening to the ripples ~ Jane Dougherty #writephoto

Still water holds memories, of love and loss, death and growing, peace and tumult. A cloud mirror sometimes, speckled with bird wings, and sometimes a raging, silent fire with the trampling boots of soldiers, flame-haired and steel-coated. Sometimes. I can … Continue reading

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Cappamore ~ Jane Dougherty #writephoto

I’m trying to let go of this story, but Sue’s photograph won’t let me. For her Thursday photo prompt. Cappamore. It was tumbled down long ago because the heart had gone out of it. No one lived there after Aoife … Continue reading

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Reunited ~ Jane Dougherty #writephoto

A not very hopeful story for Sue Vincent’s photo prompt. I could have written a bit of the WIP, the photo fits (as usual!) but don’t want to give the entire story away. The land had been forested once long … Continue reading

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Home ~ Jane Dougherty #writephoto

Finished the rewrite. It’s in the lap of the gods now. Sue’s photo prompt is as apposite as ever. All has changed since Richard ordered the castle built on the promontory, but is that not always the way? Nothing except … Continue reading

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Presence– Of Wind and Wings ~ Trent P. McDonald #writephoto

Ed hesitated at the doorway. He had been told that he had free reign of the house, yet he still felt a little uncomfortable, as if he were intruding on Liza’s privacy. No matter how often she had protested that … Continue reading

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Glow ~ Trent P. McDonald #writephoto

“Ouch! Damn…” I could feel the warm glow on my cheek where the twig had slapped me. I rubbed it. Was I going to get a welt? Wiping away that unbidden tear – I was sure it was from the … Continue reading

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Murmur ~ Trent P. McDonald #writephoto

The people murmured as a new star appeared in the daylight sky. It grew brighter and larger. And grew. And grew. Not a star, but a gargantuan ship from a people far away. An alien invasion! The monstrous craft descended, … Continue reading

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The Yearning ~ Trent P. McDonald #writephoto

Meg crested the small hill and stopped.  A last fragrant breezed wafted up from the ocean as the sun slipped down for the night, causing the sky and water to flame. Her heart bounded and for a minute she felt … Continue reading

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Judgement ~ Jane Dougherty #writephoto

Sue’s #writephoto prompt fits exactly what I’m writing at the moment. It might not make perfect sense, but it’s uncanny how well the image fits the story. The garth is quiet even though the walls are crumbling and cannot keep … Continue reading

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