First Line Friday 17th December

Dylan Hughes is our host for the MLMM First Line Friday photo and opener challenge.
You can find out more and join in here
Your line for this week is:

The horns of the hunt echoed across the snow.

The horns of the hunt echoed across the snow.
There was no escape and he was tiring quickly.
The light up ahead appeared out of nowhere, white and clear, beckoning to him.
With new found hope and energy,  his aching limbs launched themselves forward.
The sounds behind him diminished as he was embraced by the light.
It was warm and soothing, and he felt his body swoon into a welcome slumber.
When he awoke, it was to subtle light and solitude. There was a gentleness in the air and when he peered outside of the window, the forest had disappeared.
He knew not where he was, but at that moment wasn’t really worried, just glad to be away from the hunt, the snarling dogs and laughing humans taking pleasure in his flight of terror.
A panel opened, slipping food and water into the room. He ate and drank gratefully, then slept some more.
On awakening, his surroundings had changed. No longer was he in a room, but a den similar to his own……………. but not.
A vixen entered and sat down, wrapping her glorious tail around her.
‘Have I died?’ he asked.
‘Not exactly,’ she replied, ‘but this is a heaven of sorts. You’re safe here, we all are.
They saved us. We don’t know who or what They are, or where They came from, but They are gentle souls and bear us no ill. We are no longer pursued and tortured, but free to roam as this is somewhere not of earth as we know it. We call it Sanctuary.’


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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5 Responses to First Line Friday 17th December

  1. murisopsis says:

    This reads like the start of a really interesting SciFi story!

  2. Sadje says:

    A lovely story Di

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