Thursday photo prompt: Fallen #writephoto

This is my contribution to Sue Vincent’s challenge this week:

‘I’m cold and afraid.’
‘Don’t worry, my darling. I’ll look after you. They won’t find us.’
‘Are you sure? It seems we’ve been running for days.’
‘I know, my love. But we’ll be safe soon, I promise.’
‘I’m tired. Can’t we rest for a while?’
‘Just a little further. You see that ridge up there under the trees? We’ll be able to see if anyone’s coming.’

The pair stumbled to the top, and fell to their knees, totally exhausted.
He put his arm around her.
‘I’ve been saving this,’ he said. ‘Come, drink. Everything will be alright now.’
The two shared what was in his flask.
‘Sleep now. Rest your head on my shoulder, and close your eyes.’
Feeling drowsy, she did as he bid.
He prayed that the potion he had been given would quickly take effect as they slept.

The Stones were referred to as Sentinels of the Valley.
Legend had it a Prince and his Princess had escaped certain death from invading forces by  taking a potion which turned them to stone the moment they fell asleep. The Prince had selected this particular spot for their final resting place as they could see for miles, but were hidden by the trees from those that approached.

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About pensitivity101

I am a retired number cruncher with a vivid imagination 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! Due to a nightmare of a house sale in 2014, 'Home' was a 41 foot narrow boat until April 2017. We made strong friendships both on and off the water, and enjoyed swan and duck families for neighbours. Sadly times change and we now reside in a small bungalow a short distance from the beach on the Lincolnshire coast.
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24 Responses to Thursday photo prompt: Fallen #writephoto

  1. Sue Vincent says:

    I didn’t expect that final twist. Lovely story, Di.

  2. James Pyles says:

    Do they ever get to wake up?

  3. willowdot21 says:

    This is beautiful and sad too. 💜💜

  4. Iain Kelly says:

    I love the legend behind the picture. Nicely done.

  5. What a great story, that’s what you call true love.

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  7. Michael says:

    The makings of an extended story Di?

  8. Varad says:

    A beautiful story, P101. Love the way you have seamlessly tied the ending to the photo.

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