Thursday Photo Prompt – Look Out – #writephoto

writephoto logoYet another inspiring photograph from Sue for this week’s prompt.
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photoprompt july 7From the sanctuary of his cave, he looked out across the horizon to the sea way beyond the heathers on the hillside.
Over the centuries, he had kept out of sight, coming out to feed under the veil of night, and taking care not to arouse suspicion to his presence.
He had thought no-one would find him, but he had been mistaken.
A young child, deformed and abandoned in the dark, had crawled into his world, instinct seeking out his body for warmth, and curled up inside his mammoth tail.
Who would have guessed he was to become guardian and saviour to another being.
Indeed, who could have guessed he would feel compelled to protect something so alien to him with his life’s force should it be demanded of him.

Like him, the child didn’t age, remaining young and innocent, but he knew it was only a matter of time before they were discovered. Humans would not tolerate things they didn’t understand, were unable to accept anything or anyone who was different.
So far they had been lucky, and for years, the unlikely pair had lived together in an unparalled harmony, two creatures not of this earth but united and loyal to each other.

Actions and gestures were their special language, and from his vantage point to the left of the cave’s entrance, the child leaned in and with his misshapen claw, beckoned him to come out into the breaking day.
The dragon raised a sleepy head, an ear drooping to one side, and nodded.
They were safe for another day.

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About pensitivity101

I am a retired number cruncher with a vivid imagination which extends to short stories and poetry. I love to cook and am a bit of a dog whisperer as I get on better with them than people sometimes! Due to a nightmare of a house sale in 2014, 'Home' was a 41 foot narrow boat until April 2017. We made strong friendships both on and off the water, and enjoyed swan and duck families for neighbours. Sadly times change and we now reside in a small bungalow a short distance from the beach on the Lincolnshire coast.
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17 Responses to Thursday Photo Prompt – Look Out – #writephoto

  1. I like this idea. The story has a gentleness and peace to it.

  2. Sue Vincent says:

    Oh that’s lovely…thank you 🙂

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  4. Michael says:

    This was such a good response to this image..enjoyed it very much..

  5. Ritu says:

    This is lovely 😊

  6. Such a gentle, beautiful story. I hope they don’t get discovered, it would be a shame if their peace is ruined.

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  8. macjam47 says:

    A beautiful story. Glad they remain safe.

  9. KL Caley says:

    Oh what a wonderful story – misfits together. Great tale – KL ❤

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