Thursday Photo Prompt: Sign

Sue’s given us plenty of scope for fun, mystery, magic or folklore with this week’s picture!

For visually challenged writers, the image shows a clouded sky beneath a full moon. There is a wordless sign showing only a pointed hat, of the kind often worn by wizards…

Mattie was always losing her hat.
In the old days, it would sit atop her broom in the corner, Cat curled up in the brush content and plump from a successful mousing spree.
Mattie didn’t like the new ways. Things weren’t the same, traditions were lost, and her hat joined them on numerous occasions.
Cat was useless at finding it, having adopted the box the new hoover came in for her bed.
The hat was Mattie’s saving grace, a reminder of her roots and who she was. It had belonged to her great granpappy, and he’d lived to be two hundred and two!
She was famous for her herbal potions and oils, her hat being her trademark.
Sometimes she felt like stapling it to her head, and that’s what gave her the idea.
The pub down the road was closed and boarded up now, so with a bit of jiggery pokery, she ‘borrowed’ the old sign and placing her hat in the centre, erected it in her front yard.
She smiled at her handiwork and cast a spell so that no-one would accuse her of theft.
Cat looked out from her box and yawned.

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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35 Responses to Thursday Photo Prompt: Sign

  1. Ritu says:

    Unique take Di! I love it!

  2. Sadje says:

    I like your story. 👍😊

  3. colonialist says:

    Witch hat was resigned not to go ahead.

  4. James Pyles says:

    It always cracks me up with someone says “hoover” for what we across the pond call a vacuum cleaner. It’s like how we say “kleenex” when we mean tissue. 🙂

  5. Michael says:

    I was entertained by your take Di. Most clever.

  6. Ennle Madresan says:

    Made me laugh tonight, very enjoyable 🙂

  7. willowdot21 says:

    Great story Di 💜

  8. Sue Vincent says:

    Riding the hoover across the moon is not quite the same as the old ways 😉 Nice one, Di!

  9. I guess even in the magical community old traditions were lost. Like what you did here.

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  11. Hélène - Willow Poetry says:

    I love this, and the cat is precious!

    • Cats always seem to love boxes don’t they, though my grandfather’s cat preferred a brown paper bag, and I had a shock wwhen one shot across the room as I didn’t know the cat was in it!

      • Hélène - Willow Poetry says:

        haha, cats are a riot to watch while they play. paper bags and boxes, or trying to catch a reflection of light…too funny.

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