Simply 6 Minutes: 5th July

Christine of Stine Writing is our host for the Tuesday Simply 6 Minutes photo challenge.
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Few knew of its existence now, but those who did remembered its importance.
For hundreds it was a means of escape from troubled times in a troubled land.
The carts were drawn by hand, no engines or horses, diligent men risking all to save their women folk and offspring through the night by torchlight.
The tracks were worn and lichen covered now, doubtful if the sleepers would hold the weight of such a precious cargo.
Isaac sat under the tree and closed his eyes.
He could hear the whispers of the elders, telling the children to hush and sleep, their journey would soon be over and they would be safe.
For Isaac and his sister, sleep was out of the question. They were the eyes and ears of the flanks whilst those pulling and pushing watched front and back.
Their journey was one of the last, the forest was their friend providing cover and hope for a new beginning.
The tracks ended some twenty yards on, discovered and removed by the enemy, but enough of them had crossed the border to freedom.
Every year, those left came to pay their respects to the ones who had given everything in order for them to survive. Sadly Isaac and his sister were the only ones of his family that made it.

219 words.

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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14 Responses to Simply 6 Minutes: 5th July

  1. willowdot21 says:

    A sad story ages old , it could be true of so many places today.💜

  2. So many things now are lost forever. Kids don’t want things that have been passed down and they don’t really seem to care about the history and what happened around them. Wonderful story.

  3. Nope, Not Pam says:

    How sad, an awful reflection of the past 🙁

  4. murisopsis says:

    Excellent – and the same story is repeated over and over as war sends refugees from one spot to a hopefully safer one. And the politically oppressed take to their heels looking for sanctuary….

  5. Lauren says:

    So sad and so very real.

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