Sadje is our host for the What Do You See photo challenge.
This was the way it was supposed to be.
Ornate gates and exquisite carvings, but where were the angels and harps in welcome?
Had she taken a wrong turn?
The gates were closed to her, and no amount of rattling loosened the locks to grant her access.
She peered through them, searching for a sign of activity amongst the trees and shrubbery flanking the wide open path.
It was eerily quiet. No birdsong, complete silence in fact, save for her own breathing.
‘Hello?’ she called.
Maybe she had to wait to be collected she thought.
Sitting cross-legged on the ground in front of the gates, she started humming to herself.
The sound echoed in her head, but the ear worm had taken hold and she could not shake it.
In front of her, the path began to glow and she stood to receive whatever was going to be presented.
She was not prepared for the pain.
Surely this couldn’t be right?
It shot through her again, the light becoming increasingly brighter and detached voices floated into her consciousness.
‘She’s back’ said a male voice, calm and professional.
Behind shuttered eyelids she began to remember……….. the night, the rain, loss of control before hitting the gates and the last image in her mind was The Way.