Every Thursday at noon GMT, I publish one of my photos as a writing prompt. If you know where the photo was taken, please keep it to yourself until the challenge is closed and I usually share something about the place during the round-up.
Use the image and title provided as inspiration to create a post on your own blog… poetry, prose, humour… light or dark, whatever you choose, by noon (GMT) on Wednesday each week, and link back to the promt post with a pingback to be included in the round-up. There is no word limit and no style requirements, except to keep it fairly family friendly and not passionately political.
All posts will be featured in the round-up on Thursday.
by Teresa Smeigh 2019
In the distance Sandy could see light. Although she was weak from being held without food or water for days, her mind could still work. Light had to mean the exit was that way. Her main problem now was how to get out of there. She hadn’t seen a single person since the man had left her there tied to a huge ship’s anchor. She knew it was several days ago as the light came and went, but she lost count.
She tried to remember how she had gotten here and in this position. She remembered there was a man who had approached her on the beach and wanted to show her something in the cave. Like a fool she had followed him, and he had knocked her out and when she woke up, she was tied to this anchor.
She thought she was dreaming as she heard a little girl’s voice singing, and it was coming closer. When the little girl came into view, Sandy hollered at her to go get help. The little girl eyed her for a while and then said, “okay I will get my daddy to help you.” She left, skipping happily out of the cave.
After a bit she heard the little girl’s voice again. As she came into view, she was holding the hand of a man and said, “in here daddy.”
Sandy relaxed and thought her troubles were over. As her eyes traveled over the man, she recognized him as the man who had knocked her out and tied her up. She wasn’t going anywhere.
Advocate for mental health and invisible illnesses, also a devout Christian