Thursday photo prompt – Gold #writephoto

Here is the Thursday photo prompt from Sue Vincent for this week:

writephoto logojan-5th-goldIt was just a rumour of course.
Everyone believed it could not, would not, actually happen.
But no-one was taking any chances, and as discreetly as possible, they left.
No panic on the streets.
No uncontrolled mayhem to bar or mar escape.
They just…………… left.

The road was deserted.
All was eerily silent and still.
No wind in the trees, no rustling in the hedgerow.
The air was heavily charged with expectation.
It was strangely beautiful and surreal.

The golden glow in the sky was deadly.
The sound and force of the strike would follow in seconds.
It was the beginning of the End of the World.

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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19 Responses to Thursday photo prompt – Gold #writephoto

  1. Sue Vincent says:

    The second paragraph is pretty much how it felt that morning too 🙂

  2. willowdot21 says:

    Beautifully sad and scary all at once!!

  3. Hemangini says:

    beautiful poem… loved the lines and they inspired me too… Thanks Sue Vincent for showing me this wonderful blog. 🙂

  4. Ritu says:

    Oooh! Scary!!!

  5. What tension! The entire world holding it’s breath in this one.
    Nicely done

  6. How very strange! I’ve just written mine and I’m reading the other stories. We have both seen the same thing in this photo!

  7. scifihammy says:

    That’s a good story from an unusual photo 🙂

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  9. Pamela says:

    Love it!! could be the scene from a disaster novel – very well written.

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