A Room with a View

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For visually challenged writers, the image shows a balcony style stone window looking out over trees and a river.
Window – Image by KL Caley
The room felt eerily familiar. From that first step into the bay, Beth felt her skin tingle and the temperature drop.
The view was also something she recalled vaguely, but the trees were new, and somehow didn’t seem to belong on the river banks.
As she turned to her companions, the room span and she felt herself falling.

Suddenly she was dressed differently and seated on a cushioned chaise longue looking out of the window.
She felt strange, restricted in corsets and stays, her hair loose and free from the confines of plaits and tight ribbons.
She was alone, an untouched meal on the table with a napkin and fork, a pitcher of water and metal goblet alongside it.
The door to the chamber was closed and the silence overwhelming.
She stood, moved to the door and turned the ornate handle. It remained firmly shut.
She realised she was locked in, and shouted to be let out.
No-one heeded her cries, and she collapsed in a heap on the floor.

Gentle hands supported her and she looked into the concerned eyes of her fiance.

‘……………. she refused to eat or drink and her father found her dead on the seat by the window.’
Their guide finished the story of two lovers who had been betrayed, the man being sent to the gallows and the young woman locked in the tower where she died.
Beth shuddered.
‘Get me out of here,’ she whispered.
Ben nodded.

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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20 Responses to A Room with a View

  1. Chel Owens says:

    Ooh hoo hoo! Eerie.

  2. I need more of this story. Nice job.

  3. Sadje says:

    Great story Di.

  4. murisopsis says:

    Oh! You wove this one so well – I love it!! And I want more of this story!!

  5. KL Caley says:

    Ooh how spooky. Is Beth now possessed by her? Or had a flashback to her life? How intriguing, what a great story. Thank you for joining in with #writephoto. KL ❤

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  7. Nope, Not Pam says:

    Very well written, very moving

  8. Hi and thanks for a vivid read. I both saw your characters in the photo and felt the chill as your story unfolded. Eerie . . .

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  10. Jemima Pett says:

    OOOh. I like that. Great twists 🙂

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