Thursday photo prompt: Guarded #writephoto

I am so glad to see this prompt back, and hope Sue does not find it too tiring.
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For visually challenged writers, the image shows a pathway through the bracken of the moors towards a distant horizon crowned by a hill. The path is flanked by a huge rock…

The Rock had stood there for centuries, yet there was nothing like it local to the area.
On rainy days, it looked like it was smiling, or puckering up to kiss a passer-by.
Kids of yesterday laughed and said it resembled a masked Ninja Turtle, but that craze had long gone, and now adults, their own children referred to it simply as The Rock.

Vegetation grew around it, providing a leafy skirt or collar, some saying the surrounding growth represented handmaidens to a stone god.
The pathway itself was nondescript and ordinary.
But when the sun or the moon were in a particular position, the sandy grains would glow and send a beacon to the skies.
As yet, no-one had heeded its calling. Or if they had, they had decided to leave things as they were.
And so The Rock remained, an enigma of its time. Who or what, knew its secrets?

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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18 Responses to Thursday photo prompt: Guarded #writephoto

  1. Carol anne says:

    Who or what knew its secrets!
    I love that line Di! Xoxo

  2. Sue Vincent says:

    And oddly enough, that pathway sparkles in the sunlight…
    😉

  3. What a great story for the picture. I love how the imagination works to turn things we see in to the whimsy and fantasy from our brains. Well done!

  4. Iain Kelly says:

    It will be there long after we are gone.

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  6. willowdot21 says:

    Deeper and more hidden than we will ever really know 💜💜

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