Welcome to this week’s writephoto prompt.
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Use the image below as inspiration to create a post on your own blog… poetry, prose, humour… light or dark, whatever you choose, by noon (GMT) Wednesday 26th June and link back to this 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.
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You can find all last week’s entries in the weekly round-up, which, as a final disruption to normal service, will be published later today.
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For visually challenged writers, the image shows a view between two trees of a rapid river tumbling over stones beneath a bridge. The banks are lush and green, and the water if spanned by a simple arch of stone, all overgrown with a green carpet and shaded by trees.
By Teresa Smeigh 2019
The area was beautiful. The sound of the water pounding over the rocks as it passes through an area that is spanned by stones above. The rocks below mute any sounds and will lull you to sleep. The greenery was so soft it also helped to lull you to sleep. It was comfortable lying there on a blanket. Toby was thinking about bringing his new girlfriend, Rita, here to see it, and perhaps she would let him fool around with her. So far, she had refused to let him do more than kiss her on the lips or neck.
He had to remember that she was much younger than him and he could get in trouble with messing around with a fifteen-year-old at his age. Her parents were strict. He wouldn’t have much time with her.
Toby decided to give it a try. He was sure she would like it once they got going.
He picked a day and put together a picnic and then tried to persuade her to go for a walk with him to a beautiful place and to have a picnic, which he showed her. She looked at the picnic, which looked lovely. She was torn. If she asked her dad, the answer would be flat out no. If she just went and told him later, if the subject came up, she might get away with it. She didn’t lie to her dad if she could help it.
She decided to take the chance and went with him. Toby was elated. But things started to go downhill fast from there. Rita was more interested in eating and not in making love. She fought him when he tried to touch her and kiss her merely on the lips.
“Why are you fighting me, Rita?”
“My daddy would be horrified if he knew where I was right now.”
“You didn’t tell him?”
“No, I didn’t.”
Toby was tired of fighting with her now. He grabbed a knife out of the picnic basket and stabbed her until she stopped fighting him. Now the plan was to get rid of her body. He pulled out a shovel and began to dig a hole in the thicket and bushes and stashed the body. Hopefully, no one would come across her body. The ground was always wet, and with a long hot summer ahead, her body should disintegrate by winter, and he doubted that many people came here during the cold weather.
Advocate for mental health and invisible illnesses, also a devout Christian