Daily Genre Challenge Aug. 1

I may not be doing this one everyday, but immediately had an idea when I saw the photoprompt.
https://wordpress.com/read/feeds/82277260/posts/2363819025

Image by Gerhard Gellinger from Pixabay
Genre: Historical Mystery
(a mystery that takes place in a specific, recognizable period of history, with much emphasis on the details of the setting)

It wouldn’t be long now.
The food lay untouched on the table, the prayerbook by its side.
It was the lesser of two fates.
Her trial was a farce, a foregone conclusion based on circumstantial evidence.
No-one believed her, she had just been in the wrong place at the wrong time, and would now pay for it with her life.
As the sun rose, she waited for the clatter of the cart on the cobbles to collect her.
A napkin had been pushed under her door, she knew not by whom.
Tucked inside the fold were 2 tablets.
She knew what they were for.
Best to go quietly and gracefully by her own hand than screaming and terrified to the executioner’s block.
She reached for the book and opened it to a well worn page.
‘The Lord is my Shepherd’ she read, taking the pills with several sips of water.
‘I shall not want,
He lays me down in green pastures……………’

She rested her head, allowing her drowsing mind to float to open fields and meadows.
As she drew her last breath, the sun kissed her brow through the slatted window opening, and her lips relaxed into a smile.

Note:
Maybe not a mystery on the lines of a whodunit, but this is what came to mind from the prompt and thoughts of the movie Anne of the Thousand Days.

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 an elderly dog called Maggie who adopted us as a 7 week old pup in March 2005. 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.
This entry was posted in blogging, Challenge, photoprompt and tagged , . Bookmark the permalink.

5 Responses to Daily Genre Challenge Aug. 1

  1. The Haunted Wordsmith says:

    Wonderful!

  2. Sadje says:

    Great writing.

Leave a Reply

Fill in your details below or click an icon to log in:

WordPress.com Logo

You are commenting using your WordPress.com account. Log Out /  Change )

Google photo

You are commenting using your Google account. Log Out /  Change )

Twitter picture

You are commenting using your Twitter account. Log Out /  Change )

Facebook photo

You are commenting using your Facebook account. Log Out /  Change )

Connecting to %s