WHAT DO YOU SEE? FEB/26/2019

Fantasy

What do you See? photo challenge Tuesday, Feb/26/2019

The Sentinel.

Mae and Polar Bear , weary from their travels, could not believe the sight

Together with the Winter Queen they had trudged on both day and night .

Where were all the people where are all the homes , the farms, the towns and cities? Vanished, vanished gone!

All that was left was the castle, no longer inviting even though it bad been Mae’s home.

Tears filled their eyes they could not take any of this in… where was their homeland everything was gone.

Mae’s eyes burned but she refused to cry ! Tell me noble Queen how can I avenge this wrong

Winter’s Queen, ice tears frozen on her cheeks turned to Mae and said we shall right all this , you must be strong.

Mount up, mount up cried the Winter Queen we must find the the wicked witch of the East

Find her lair, burn her, tear her limb from limb . She shall be stopped her face removed, on her bones we shall feast.

They set a lone sentinel to watch the Castle bright torch in his hand.

A brave man he …so close to such evil to stand.

They met a child along the way,

Cold and frightened , mama mama was all he’d say.

Mae took the child and wrapped him in her cloak

Warmed him, bodily, spiritually, very gently Mae spoke

Where are your parents little one

Mama gone , mama gone……………..

Hush now child you are safe with us now you will ride

She lifted the child up onto Polar Bears back, silently she walked by his side.

Who could hurt the little child

Left alone and deserted in the wild.

Frozen body frozen mind

This evil witch , was she this unkind

~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~

Weekly challenge

I am using this revised section of Chapter 7 , of my story Little Mae and Polar Bear. As soon as I saw the picture on Willow Poetry , as part of her What do you see I thought of this piece written some years back.

22 Comments (+add yours?)

  1. Ritu
    Feb 26, 2019 @ 18:17:31

    Wonderful sis!

    Reply

  2. Bobby Fairfield
    Feb 26, 2019 @ 18:18:18

    Great picture, hope I haven’t ruined it with my retelling of an old story at http://bobfairfield.org/2019/02/26/what-do-you-see-feb-26-2019/

    Reply

  3. Hélène - Willow Poetry
    Feb 26, 2019 @ 22:23:02

    A heartwarming story Willow, thank you for sharing it. The essence of love permeates the world, in strange ways it lives and it does come to us. I could see myself reading this story in front of the fire, children listening with awe in their eyes.

    Reply

  4. Opinionated Man
    Feb 27, 2019 @ 03:10:34

    I wish people would stop taking photos of me…

    Reply

  5. robbiesinspiration
    Feb 27, 2019 @ 04:00:23

    If you think of this in the context of some of Trump’s recent behaviour, it is extremely poignant, Willow.

    Reply

    • willowdot21
      Feb 27, 2019 @ 10:03:56

      I can see that now you have mentioned it Robbie. It’s a total work of fiction set in another world and I wrote it long for Trump was even a bad dream! Yet it , as you say it resonates with that man and the state of the world. In fact if you set Teresa May as the wicked witch those who want to stay in Europe would say it is a tale of the near future. I must say I do not agree with that view of Brexit. 💜💜💜

      Reply

  6. robtkistner
    Feb 27, 2019 @ 18:37:41

    This is an engaging piece Willow, enjoyable to read. Works well with the visual. I just discovered Hélène’s site so I wrote and posted my first piece. I enjoy reading work written to the inspiration of visual!

    Reply

    • willowdot21
      Feb 27, 2019 @ 19:35:55

      Hi Rob this story is part of one I wrote some years back. Thank you for reading . Funnily this week was the first time I had written for this prompt too. If you like visual prompts there are, plenty I can recommend two. Sue Vincent’s #writephoto on every Thursday at https://scvincent.com/ and Kat Myrman’s Twittering Takes every Tuesday at https://katmyrman.com/ 💜

      Reply

  7. Jordy
    Mar 03, 2019 @ 19:44:20

    Great story, Willow!

    Reply

  8. Trackback: What do you See? Roundup Feb/26/2019 | Willow Poetry
  9. Dorinda Duclos
    Mar 05, 2019 @ 01:39:52

    A wonderful response to the prompt, Willow! ❤

    Reply

Leave a Reply

Fill in your details below or click an icon to log in:

WordPress.com Logo

You are commenting using your WordPress.com account. Log Out /  Change )

Google photo

You are commenting using your Google account. Log Out /  Change )

Twitter picture

You are commenting using your Twitter account. Log Out /  Change )

Facebook photo

You are commenting using your Facebook account. Log Out /  Change )

Connecting to %s

This site uses Akismet to reduce spam. Learn how your comment data is processed.

Follow me on Twitter

Follow Us

Follow Us

Follow Us

Follow Us

besonian

musings on life, love, people, why we're here and where we're going

Author Steve Boseley - Half a Loaf of Fiction

Horror and Dark Fiction, and assorted other topics

Ben Naga

Gifts from the Musey Lady and Me. "Laissez-moi vous raconter ma vraie histoire."

A Unique Title For Me

Hoping to make the world more beautiful

Looking For The Light

Keep Moving Forward

M J Mallon YA/Paranormal Author

Kyrosmagica Publishing - The Magical Home of Books, Writing and Inspiration

Jane Dougherty Writes

About fantastical places and other stuff

chuffincat

By popular demand.

Art by Rob Goldstein

There is no common truth, but there are facts.

Thru Violet's Lentz

My view, tho' somewhat askew...

The Sound of One Hand Typing

Music, Musings, Memoir, and Madness

Savoring Sixty and Beyond

"So we do not lose heart. Though our outer self is wasting away, our inner self is being renewed day by day." 2 Corinthians 4:16

Antonia Sara Zenkevitch

poetry, writings & rants; hope in the margins

SaylingAway

Shorts, Novels, and Other Things

J-Dubs Grin and Bear It

As Always, More to Come

Joy Lennick

Writing and Reading

The Swan Song

Words and Words are all I have!

The Silent Eye

A Modern Mystery School

TanGental

Writing, the Universe and whatever occurs to me

The Annual Bloggers Bash

The Official Website for the Best Blogging Event of the Year!

Just muddling through life

The ups and downs of a working mum

ThoughtsnLifeBlog

Our Thoughts Influence Our Life.

Iain Kelly

Fiction Writing

Roberta Writes

How you see life depends on how you look at things

The Showers of Blessings

Giving and Receiving Blessings

TheFeatheredSleep

Tigers not daughters

Sue Vincent's Daily Echo

Echoes of Life, Love and Laughter

Jordy’s Streamings

Solve et Coagula

Ishaisms

Fiction is the ONLY Reality.

Susie Lindau's Wild Ride

Come for Adventure. Stay for the Ride!

PainPalsBlog

My family and friends living with me.....and chronic illness

deadbutdreaming

Otherworldy Things

Willow Poetry

Hélène Vaillant

Inspiring Images

inspiring, photography, inspirational

Quiet Hope

insights, quandaries, questions - shared among friends

Author Don Massenzio

Independent Authors Unite!

%d bloggers like this: