The Well

Well – Image by KL Caley
For visually challenged writers, the image shows a path amongst some foliage leading to a pyramid-shaped building.

I stood here for years protecting the most precious commodity known to life.
Then times changed.
I didn’t mind the laughter and games of hide and seek, but gradually things got out of hand and now one so young is no more.
My days are numbered and there will be no stay of execution as there is no-one to speak up on my behalf.
My inner chambers are considered dangerous so I am to be demolished and removed.
All because of a freak accident when a child slipped and fell into the waters below, those which I concealed from the naked eye.
What will become of my Charges?
Exposed to the sun and elements, they will soon become contaminated, spreading their   impurities to all points of the land.
I am, or was, the Guardian of Life’s Waters.
Forgive them, they mean well, but know not what they do.

Written for KL Caley’s Write Photo Challenge 26th May

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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19 Responses to The Well

  1. willowdot21 says:

    This is so true of interfering humans. Great storu Di 💜

  2. Nope, Not Pam says:

    Brilliant, you’ve really caught the essence of the moment

  3. murisopsis says:

    “Forgive them, for they know not what they do.” A good use of that scriptural quote…

  4. KL Caley says:

    Oooh what an intriguing story, Di. I want more (but not sure I’d like what comes next – lol). KL ❤

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  6. Jemima Pett says:

    I love this… so poignant, a hint of mystery, and plenty left to the reader’s imagination. 🙂

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