Thursday photo prompt – The tunnel – #writephoto

Follow the light!
Here are the details of Sue’s challenge this week should you wish to take part:

What started out as a childish prank had escalated out of control and terror had encased her in the darkness.
Charlotte had no idea of the true fear Alice had of the dark, thinking it was a phase and this was just the thing to snap her out of it.
Her screams echoed through the caverns, bouncing off the walls to smash into her ears.
In confusion, Charlotte took a wrong turn and left her sibling alone without light.
Not knowing what else to do, she had retraced her steps as best as she could, found the exit, and gone to get help.

Seventeen year old Andy was sent into the tunnels he’d played in as a child. He knew every inch, and located a trembling Alice within twenty six minutes.
She was cold, wet and sobbing, encircling her arms around his neck so tightly, he could scarcely breathe. He told her she was safe now and he wouldn’t let her go.
Charlotte waited anxiously at the entrance as the two emerged.
She was as white-faced as Alice was dirty.
As they passed, Alice smiled weakly at her sister, snuggling closer into Andy’s warmth.

Years later whenever they were afraid of the dark, Andy and Alice would tell their grandchildren all about their first meeting.


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! In November 2020, we lost our beloved 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. We now have three pictures of our fur babies on the wall as we found a snapshot of Kizzy, my GSD when Hubby and I first met so had hers done too. On February 24th 2022 we were blessed to find Maya, a 13 week old GSD pup who has made her own place in our hearts. You can follow our training methods, photos and her growth in my blog posts. 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 – The tunnel – #writephoto

  1. Sue Vincent says:

    I’m glad there was a happy ending 🙂

  2. Ritu says:

    Cute but in an enticing way!

  3. A bit more fraught than a dating service!

  4. frankhubeny says:

    Nice rescue story that led to romance and something to tell the grandchildren.

  5. Michael says:

    You are such a romantic Di, beautifully told…

  6. Kalpana Solsi says:

    Love in the tunnel. This is so cute and romantic and she has nice things to tell her grandchildren.

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  8. willowdot21 says:

    Wonderful, loved the story, especially the ending!! 💜

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  10. Pamela Morse says:

    You manage to give the scene intense emotion as well as a deep sense of place. I like the way you skip forward to the end.

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