#WRITEPHOTO – The Secret in the Stone

KL Caley is our host for the Thursday WritePhoto challenge having taken over from our dear friend Sue Vincent.
You can find out more here
The following picture is KL’s prompt

For visually challenged writers, the image shows a stone or a tomb with a key-like inscription but no words upon it.

The Secret in the stone – Image by KL Caley
Everyone gave it a wide berth, yet it was never seen to be overgrown with weeds.
No-one knew who was buried there, or the family concerned.  It was just ‘there’, and had been for as long as the village folk could remember.
Then a stranger came, bearing books and tomes of research, in a quest to find his roots.
What had thought to be an ornate carving was in truth a lock, one that held no key, for the one buried there was damned and the lock prevented escape.
The visitor took up vigil by the graveside, waiting patiently for the full moon to shine down on the stone lock and light the way for the undead to rise.
He was ready to welcome his ancestor with open arms, to accept his inheritance of eternal life.
The moonbeam struck and whispers on the wind joined in a joyous cacophony.
The ground shifted, and the edges of the stone began to come free, but the lock held fast.
The husk of his body was found next day, but the grave remained unchanged.
Or was it?

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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13 Responses to #WRITEPHOTO – The Secret in the Stone

  1. The beast from the grave devoured him, nice tale Di.

  2. KL Caley says:

    Oooh I love this, so dark and intriguing. Great story.
    Thank you for joining in the https://new2writing.wordpress.com/2021/04/22/writephoto-the-secret-in-the-stone/ challenge
    KL ❤

  3. Sadje says:

    Very interesting and intriguing story Di.

  4. Nice job. He is not with the deceased.

  5. murisopsis says:

    This one is really good!!

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