It’s back!! Sue’s weekly Write photo (with a difference)

Hurrah! I for one (of many!!) am so pleased this is back as it has been sorely missed.
Thank you Sue for resuming the challenge, but we all appreciate that health matters must come first.

Please check out Sue’s introductory post listing the small differences, some of which are below:

Each week, on a Thursday morning, I will post a photograph from my archive along with a prompt word.
The prompt runs from Thursday to Tuesday each week, so please submit your link by midnight (GMT) the following Tuesday (26th January).
Depending upon how I am feeling, I will still reblog some of the posts as they come in, though not as many as before and I will try to maintain a round-up post each week in which I will share a little bit about the previous week’s prompt, though this is the bit with which time and health may interfere, so please ensure you leave your link in the comments!

This week’s prompt ~ Return
For visually challenged writers, the image shows a solitary figure on a rocky ledge, holding a staff and silhouetted against a pale sky.

She saw him every day standing on the ridge looking down into the valley.
How she yearned to wave and approach him, but knew it was forbidden.
She had heard stories of course about lost sons, husbands, fathers, and how he represented those perhaps no longer of this earth.
It was an honour to be chosen for this task, one not to be taken up lightly as it required great sacrifice. Such as his had been.
It was a solitary life, the villagers bringing food and blankets under cover of darkness to the small dwelling that became his home.
He had no human contact, his only company the animals that visited for scraps, and the birds that sang their melodies of lament every day.
He was not to know that she was his daughter, had not been aware of her conception.
So every day he would take his place in all weathers, a sentinel and guardian of their tiny village, watching and waiting for those lost to return.

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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29 Responses to It’s back!! Sue’s weekly Write photo (with a difference)

  1. That’s such a haunting take on the photo.

  2. Melancholy. The loneliness struck me too.

  3. Sadje says:

    Such a beautiful story Di.

  4. Sue Vincent says:

    Thank you for sharing the prompt, Di… and for such a take on the photo too! Such a role may well be solitary, but with dedication, perhaps not as lonely as it might appear.

  5. murisopsis says:

    Wow. The sadness and longing is palpable.

  6. willowdot21 says:

    How beautiful is this , a sad but lovely story. How nice that Sue’s #writephoto is back 💜💜💜

  7. Iain Kelly says:

    Perfect story for the image Di. Great to have this prompt back 🙂

  8. Carol anne says:

    I love this! Nicely done Di! ❤

  9. “watching and waiting for those lost to return”
    What a cool take on the prompt and that the narrator was his daughter makes it even richer.

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  11. Sandi says:

    Fantastic! Hey, I think I used to comment a lot on your posts in the past. I took a break for about 2 years (was working full time) and went through a couple lay-offs, one just a week ago…so I decided to pop back into the blog-o-sphere. Wasn’t sure if I was going to stay, but it seems I’ve got some time on my hands. So….how are things for you?

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