Photo Challenge #185

An intriguing photo from Gerald Larocque in Nekneerah’s challenge this week.

Here’s my take:

The elders had come for them, taking them from their own party in front of their guests.
They were told to stand completely still, not touching, as the scarf was wound around their faces, binding them together.
Not quite blocking out the light, it left just enough for them to see shapes and movement  and hear muffled whispering voices.
Both were afraid as to what happened next in this otherwise deserted field.
A shot rang out, bladders and bowels loosened, and the two fell to their knees.

The scarf was removed, and they faced their accusers.
‘You chose not to see what was before your eyes, decided not to listen when the innocents came to you for protection from the hands of their abusers. You denied them and destroyed their trust. This was your punishment, to make you aware of what fear can do. Next time, you may not be so lucky.’

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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4 Responses to Photo Challenge #185

  1. Vivian Zems says:

    Quite intriguing! I hope you’ll be letting us know what happened next…?

  2. Adults have a way of not wanting to take responsibility for some serious episodes1


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