Thursday Photo Prompt – Mine -#writephoto

I’m a bit late with my contribution to Sue’s photoprompt for Thursday 14th July.

Thursday Photo Prompt – Mine -#writephoto

writephoto logoBut here goes.

photoprompt july 14thWhat was curious were not just the holes in the wall, but the stains beneath, discolouring the wood.
Steps led up to the small platform, but he was unable to determine from floor level if they were hollowed tunnels, or just recesses.
The debris scattered around could have been splintered rock or shale, but he would need his kit to analyze it properly. It was smooth, yet powdery to touch, and as the fine dust sifted through his fingers, he heard voices.

He turned but he was alone, yet the chamber chilled, and he felt a presence other than his own.
Either a trick of the light or a physical change, he couldn’t tell, but the voices surrounded him now, calling him to the wall, forcing him to look inside, pulling him forward, hypnotically stripping him of his free will.

His hands were level with the lower holes now, and his head parallel to the one above.
Suddenly he was thrown forward, his hands pulled into the spaces and secured, his forehead pressed against the uppermost stone, almost pure white compared to the rest.
The chanting increased as he felt the cuts of an invisible force slice relentlessly across his body with their razor-sharp blades.
Over the frenzied cacophony, he heard other sounds: the moans, screams and cries as hundreds before him had hung dying above the makeshift sacrificial altar.

As his life’s blood ebbed away, he realised the floor covering was ancient bones, and breathing his last, the soft whisper in his ear stated :  ‘Mine. Forever Mine.’

About pensitivity101

I am a retired number cruncher with a vivid imagination and wacky sense of humour 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! We have recently lost our beloved dog Maggie who adopted us as a 7 week old pup in March 2005. We decided to have a photo put on canvas as we had for her predecessor Barney, and now have three pictures of our fur babies on the wall as we found a snapshot of my GSD so had hers done too. From 2014 to 2017 'Home' was a 41 foot narrow boat where we made strong friendships both on and off the water. We were close to nature enjoying swan and duck families for neighbours, and it was a fascinating chapter in our lives. We now reside in a small bungalow on the Lincolnshire coast where we have forged new friendships and interests.
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8 Responses to Thursday Photo Prompt – Mine -#writephoto

  1. Sue Vincent says:

    Oh that’s a chiller… 🙂

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  3. cheryl622014 says:

    Just as a good short story should be-straight between the eyes!

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  5. macjam47 says:

    This sent shivers up my spine.

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