Thursday photo prompt – Smoke #writephoto


Sue  Vincent  said  :  Use the image below to create a post on your own blog… poetry, prose, humour… light or dark, whatever you choose, by noon (GMT)  Wednesday 14th December

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Here is  my  entry :  Smoke and Cakes


As  she  neared  the habitation  her  heart sank.  There  was  smoke  bellowing out  of  the  windows. Wasn’t  it  bad  enough  having  to  cope  with  those  damn  Vikings  causing  trouble all  the time. Elsebeth   had  three boys  to  look after,  a husband off in Wessex  defending  the  realm and  now it looked  as if  the  cakes ( small loaves  of  bread)  had  gone up in  smoke!

Opening  the  door of  the  cottage  she  saw  the  man  who  had  asked  for shelter  earlier  that  day  sitting  by  the  fire  staring in to  the flames  totally  unaware  that  the loaves  were on fire.  Not  just  burning actually on  fire!

“What on  earth  are  you  thinking  man! I don’t  care if you  think  you are a  bloody  king   what am I  going to  give  my  boys  for their  tea?” Elsebeth  screamed, incandescent  with rage. It was  the  final  straw !

Alfred  look up, stunned  back in to the  present , out of dreams of  his  battle plans… such  as  they  were. ” I am  sorry  he  said, Looking  around  at  the smoke  filled  room.  ” I have  just lost  my  brother   and  what  with  the  invasion” He  saw  the    the  woman’s  tears.  “I am sorry  he said ”  and  he meant it. I will do  my best  to  sort things out  .

As  Elsebeth   jammed  the  door open  and  stomped  around  Alfred  decided  he  must if  nothing  else  make  a truce  with  the Vikings  but  first  he  need  to  sort his  stomach!




34 Comments (+add yours?)

  1. Sue Vincent
    Dec 08, 2016 @ 18:47:39

    That’s a novel take, Willow. Poor Alfred, he had a hard time settling that crown on his head.


  2. Lynz Real Cooking
    Dec 08, 2016 @ 18:59:04

    Wonderful entry


  3. TanGental
    Dec 08, 2016 @ 19:12:21

    ah ha so history reveals itself. How the world might have been different if only she’d popped back earlier…


  4. Ritu
    Dec 08, 2016 @ 19:22:52

    Great take Willow!!!


  5. Let's CUT the Crap!
    Dec 08, 2016 @ 21:41:39

    Love it. A man, let alone a king watching the bread oven? Love your take on the photo, Willow. Awesome. 😀 😀


  6. Michael
    Dec 09, 2016 @ 00:13:31

    Good one Willow enjoyed this one…it reminded me of the Viking series on TV….well done..


  7. Mother Willow
    Dec 11, 2016 @ 02:49:29

    What great history choice for the prompt. I love how you wrote this.


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  9. Judy E Martin
    Dec 11, 2016 @ 13:56:17

    I love this Willow. Poor old King Alfred, going down in history for burning those bloody cakes!!! 🙂


  10. ellenbest24
    Dec 12, 2016 @ 23:17:25

    NIcely played well done you !


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