Thursday photo prompt: Ascent #writephoto

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Her laughter was infectious as it echoed up the staircase.
Her slippered feet danced across the balcony, pausing seconds for her to peer over the edge to see if I was following.
I always did.
Always chasing but never catching her. It was all part of the game.
Numerous alcoves provided perfect hiding places, window seats meant to be lazed in overlooking the grounds, watching the peacocks strut their stuff as the doves flew in and out of the dovecote.
The house, now empty save for shadows and memories, mocked me.
The grounds were overgrown, weeds and brambles having choked the life out of shrubs and roses once beautiful and fragrant.
There was no colour now.
I hear her laughter, infectious as always.
See her lean over the balcony to see if I’m following.
Always chasing, but never catching her.
I’m never there to catch her when she falls.

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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22 Responses to Thursday photo prompt: Ascent #writephoto

  1. Sue Vincent says:

    Liking this seems all wrong given the ending… but very well told.

  2. Iain Kelly says:

    A tragic ending, such a fond memory until the final twist. Well written.

  3. C M Smile says:

    What Sue said! But very imaginative!

  4. James says:

    Tragedy. Why did it have to be tragedy? (paraphrasing Indiana Jones about snakes)

  5. WHAT AN ENDING! There was so much sadness, and so much beauty in that piece as it is, but the last lie took it up another few notches.

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  7. Cleverly crafted, well done, most enjoyable.

  8. willowdot21 says:

    Could the soul trapped in hall in my story was the soul in your story and now she is at rest. Forgive me for taking that liberty but I see a connection though neither of us knew what the other was writing. A story from both sides. ? Maybe. 💜

  9. willowdot21 says:

    Ps. For some reason I couldn’t post all I wanted to say in one comment. So I shall say now I loved your story. 😊💜💜💜

  10. rivrvlogr says:

    This has the feel of a dream, but then memories can be that way.

  11. Beautifully sad…very memorable piece.

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