Thursday photo prompt – Tower – #writephoto

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Approaching the tower from the south, stone steps led up behind the boundary wall to a narrow gate.
It creaked on its hinges when he opened it.
Nothing stirred. No birds in the trees, no whisper of wind through the leaves, no scurrying of tiny feet through the undergrowth.
All was eerily silent, as if Waiting.

The tower was surprisingly warm when he entered, the wooden door heavy and rusted, yet it moved with ease.
Climbing the inner steps, the hair on the back of his neck started to tingle and rise.
He knew not what to expect, his mind in overdrive at the thought of a sleeping damsel from a thousand years ago waiting for his kiss to bring her forth to this life.

There were no windows for the next four rising rotations, so he felt his way following the small spotlight from above as it led to the highest chamber.

He was stunned by what he saw as lights started to flash and the tower began to vibrate.
‘Take a seat’ a disembodied voice encouraged as the door vanished into the brickwork.
It was more like an easy chair compared to a pilot’s seat, but he sat down and the safety harness clamped around him.
Amazed, he looked forward. To the side. To the back. Underneath.
He was airborne.
The rocket from millennia ago throbbed with life as it catapulted him towards the stars, leaving in its wake the rubble which had shackled it for so long.
He always knew the view would be worth it.


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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17 Responses to Thursday photo prompt – Tower – #writephoto

  1. Love this! It does rather look like a rocket 🙂

  2. Sue Vincent says:

    That is a very different kind of sleeping beauty 🙂

  3. Michael says:

    You’d have to think the view would be out of this world wouldn’t you….great take on this photo Di.

  4. Reena Saxena says:

    I am thinking about who sent or planted the rocket for him … somebody waiting up there.

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  6. besonian says:

    Now, that’s really nice! Serious visual and verbal imagination at work here. Excellent.

  7. willowdot21 says:

    Brilliant I wasn’t expecting that!!

  8. teandpaper says:

    great take for the photo!

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