Thursday photo prompt: Timeless #writephoto

For visually challenged writers, Sue’s image this week shows a single standing stone in a winter landscape.
Challenge: Write photo

The little ones gathered round to listen to his stories of days long ago.
They never tired of tales of knights and damsels, witches and wizards, worship and sacrifice, enthralled in total awe and wonder.
He’d held court over the centuries and bore witness to some wonderful and horrendous things. Some of his younger audience shuddered and squirmed at the thought, but each accepted it was the way it was in those times.
‘Why are you still here?’ one asked.
He explained that one by one his friends had been taken to a new site, but one of them had to stay behind to protect the land from Dark Forces. Being the eldest, he had volunteered.
‘How old are you?’
‘I don’t know to be honest, I lost count after my fourth millennia!’
‘So where are your friends now?’ asked another.
‘They’re all together in a place called Wiltshire. Most still stand upright in a circle, though some have weakened and fallen. They get visitors all year, but nobody has time to listen or touch them like they used to as they’re now fenced off. The Summer and Winter Solstice still play an important part, but in recent times they’re seen as a commodity and producing a profit. The old ways have gone and people today don’t have the same values.’
‘Will any of us grow big and tall like you, and live forever?’
The Old Stone laughed.
‘Let’s just say some of you are boulders already, but you’re all chips off the old block. Who knows, maybe in ten thousand years we’ll still be gathering to share stories. Now tuck yourselves under the moss. People are coming.’

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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26 Responses to Thursday photo prompt: Timeless #writephoto

  1. Sadje says:

    You should read mine too. Quite similar!

  2. Sue Vincent says:

    ‘Chips off the old block’? 😀

  3. blindzanygirl says:

    This is BRILLIANT Di. Thanks so much fir describibg the picture. I will have a go at it later. Been a busy day! I’m breathless lol

  4. Bee Halton says:

    That’s cute and powerful at the same time 🙋🐝

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  6. jenanita01 says:

    I love that bit.. Tuck yourself under the moss…

  7. willowdot21 says:

    Great take on the photo 💜💜

  8. This was a cute story. You feel a touch sad for the old standing rock, but at least he has some small boulders to talk with.

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