Thursday photo prompt  #writephoto. The Tunnel

This is my entry for Thursday photo prompt  #writephoto. Inspired by Sue Vincent.

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The Tunnel

There it was again that faint mermering coming from the cave. He moved closer to the entrance spread his arms across the opening and listened.

He was sure he could hear voices. Standing with the noonday sun behind him shilouetting his form he looked very tall. 

No way was he going to enter the tunnel, he was no fool. He knew it was all too easy to get lost in these caves. So he stayed outside in the sun and listened. Way down at the end of the tunnel she watched him, not sure if what she saw was real or not. The bright light seemed to confuse her. 

Suddenly she was disturbed by the sense of someone standing behind her. “What are you doing” snapped an irritated voice, ” we are late my watch has stopped again” She ignored the voice watching, intently the figure at the end of the tunnel.

“Come on ” the voice announced. As the tick tock got on her nerves. “Alright!” Hissed Alice as she span around. Coming face to face with a giant white rabbit dressed in a morning suit. “What is the hurry” she enquired.  “Well the Mad Hatter has invited us for tea and the Queen is dropping in too and I hear there will be jam tarts”

“Do you think he could come” asked Alice nodding towards the entrance. “Don’t be daft” replied the 10ft rabbit, “he is just a figment of your imagination, not real at all.”

“Right” said Alice and they clip clopped and flip flopped deeper into the tunnel.

Back out in the sunshine Mark finally decided he had imagined  the voices and went back to join his friends who were having a picnic by the croquet lawn.

35 Comments (+add yours?)

  1. Michael
    Jun 22, 2017 @ 22:28:32

    Imagination, don’t you just love it….great take willow….


  2. frankhubeny
    Jun 22, 2017 @ 23:23:35

    Both believe the other is a figment of their imaginations. Nice ending!


  3. Ritu
    Jun 23, 2017 @ 04:41:52

    Love it sis!!!


  4. Sue Vincent
    Jun 23, 2017 @ 05:11:19

    A great story, Willow… and you have no idea how appropriate 😀


  5. Lorraine
    Jun 23, 2017 @ 17:32:21

    Nicely done — Alice down the rabbit hole on her way to tea, Mark on his way to play croquet — are they using flamingos as mallets at his picnic?


  6. Judy E Martin
    Jun 24, 2017 @ 11:45:58

    I love your take Willow, brilliant! 🙂


  7. Hugh's Views and News
    Jun 26, 2017 @ 10:44:10

    A great take, Willow. It was charming to read and a wonderful addition to the original story. Well done.


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  9. D. Wallace Peach
    Jun 27, 2017 @ 14:28:22

    Wonderful, Willow. I love where you went with this. 😀


  10. Jane Dougherty
    Jun 29, 2017 @ 08:11:49

    Mindboggling! What is real? Loved this 🙂


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  12. A Writer's Beginning
    Jun 29, 2017 @ 13:12:21

    This is really lovely – what a great use of the prompt! Thank you for sharing!


  13. Pamela Morse
    Jul 03, 2017 @ 13:28:08

    Very nice building of suspense..and we might not have been released form the phantom..well done, hanging the ending.


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