Sunday Writing Prompt “Guardian”

Thanks to Yves for a fabulous picture to work with this week!

For this week’s prompt we are going fantasy. Generally we write from the perspective of the hero, the villain, or the damsel in distress but for this week’s prompt I want you to write from the perspective of a “guardian”. Generally heroes on quests go traipsing into places where they are not welcome and take various items with which to complete or fund their quests. Occasionally the guardian is willing to part with an item once they have tested the heroes credentials/integrity but sometimes the hero pulls a smash and grab. Your guardian can be noble, helpful, sage-like, they can be greedy, vindictive, and cruel, you could even go with a comedic perspective (ex: the guardian perceives the hero as a thief and reports them to local authorities for robbery). The choice is yours!

This is my post and I am the Sentinel for this Holy Place.
I have been chosen for my rarity, an honour I accepted with pride. White dragons are a gift from the Gods, patient, all seeing, all caring, all knowing.
Not for me to bluster with fire as my neighbour did trying to impress me. The fool set fire to his island reducing it to volcanic ash, eternal flame and a living hell.
No, I shall remain here, tall and strong for all eternity.
The symbols etched in the rock upon which I stand are sacred. They are the final writings for those who pass here as I am their Guide and Guardian to the Afterlife.


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! In November 2020, we lost our beloved 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. We now have three pictures of our fur babies on the wall as we found a snapshot of Kizzy, my GSD when Hubby and I first met so had hers done too. On February 24th 2022 we were blessed to find Maya, a 13 week old GSD pup who has made her own place in our hearts. You can follow our training methods, photos and her growth in my blog posts. 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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6 Responses to Sunday Writing Prompt “Guardian”

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  2. Carol anne says:

    Awe really great take on the prompt Di! Very nicely done! 😀

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