Guardian: writephoto 28th May

Welcome to Sue Vincent’s writephoto challenge. You can find out more below

For visually challenged writers, the image shows a flower-strewn cliff-top above the sea, where a rocky outcrop, seemingly shaped into many forms and faces, looks out over the waves.

From below, they appeared to be just cracked cliff faces of stone. Few realised they had a purpose.
Myths and legends had been made, exaggerated, muted, denied, twisted, and now no-one was prepared to protect and preserve The Guardians of Haven Cove.
For centuries they had been hidden from view, times when it was believed the Gods watched for sailors and ships in distress, bringing them safely to shore and home.
Attitudes changed following a freak storm that left many wrecked, broken and dead. A warning they said, a curse on the community, no longer a safe haven.
The rains came, washing away the landscape to reveal their ravaged faces in their vigil, exposing them even more to the elements as the cliffs began to crumble.
The years were not kind, and as time passed, more and more lives were lost.
Nature pulled out all her armies to still the damage, and The Guardians held true.
By some miracle the tide turned, and things became more as they were, but not the same.
Flowers began to grow, creating a safety basket with their roots, grass reaching out and across to provide shelter and a blanket.
Today they are forever watchful, but Haven Cove is now a ghost in the sea’s mist.

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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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15 Responses to Guardian: writephoto 28th May

  1. Iain Kelly says:

    Very atmospheric Di, good one.

  2. Sadje says:

    A good story woven around the image.

  3. Sue Vincent says:

    Loved this… and especially the shift at the end …

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  7. Lisa Coleman says:

    Perseverance at its best. Wonderful story Di!

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