Thursday photo prompt: Castle #writephoto

For visually challenged writers, the image shows a silhouetted castle in the half-light, set in a lake surrounded by hills.

The Castle.

The road had been long and fraught with danger. Yet as she stood on the shore looking out to the castle she felt she had come home.

Night was falling and the light was faint enough for her to linger a while here by the lake. As she breathed in the cool evening air the sound of bagpipes carrying across the loch.

Looking back on all that had happened in the last three years leading up to the war. Rachel wondered was Mathew safe , had Calador reached the high council of the Elves, where were Corvo and his winged friends, there had been no news from them for days. With regret she also wondered had Fay found piece since her savage and beastly death.

A muffled sound to her side made her turn. Lisa smiled at her, “Hope is awake and hungry how far is it to that castle” Rachel replied with a smile then said, “it’s about a mile around the shore but I feel there may a quicker way.”

Rachel threw her head back and howled like the wolf that she was.

To Lisa’s surprise they witnessed a boat being launched and rowed towards them by a dark figure.

The boat was with them within minutes and the robed figure assisted the three of them aboard. Rachel had assumed her wolf form. As such she was sharper, faster and stronger. So she could protect Lisa and Hope better if there was any trickery afoot.

The boatman ferried them swiftly across the loch to the covered landing stage. After he had helped the witch and her child out of the boat and the wolf had joined them. He said ” They await you in the Great Hall.”

Telepathically Lisa and Rachel wondered what lay before them up stairs in the hall. They had been traveling for six months . They were tired and if truth be told unsure of what or who they were about to meet.

Cradling Hope closer to her Lisa followed the, Lupine, Rachel up the stone steps.

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To be continued.

If you wish to read Lisa’s and Rachel’s story up to this point you can find it here.

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This story grew from a Thursday Photo Challenge which is run by Sue Vincent of Daily Echo. Well I stopped writing this story about a year ago to think about expanding it. So far the stars or rather real life has been against me but today’s photo prompt has inspired me to pull up my socks and work on this story….. It may not be a novel but I do feel it is something.

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This is part of Sue Vincent’s Thursday Photo Prompt. #writephoto.

17 Comments (+add yours?)

  1. pensitivity101
    Jul 11, 2019 @ 11:50:29

    I’m glad you’re continuing the story Willow

    Reply

  2. Sue Vincent
    Jul 11, 2019 @ 12:20:35

    Really do agree with Di… you have some really good characters in this tale. ❀

    Reply

  3. Ritu
    Jul 11, 2019 @ 13:28:59

    Great story sis πŸ’œ

    Reply

  4. Iain Kelly
    Jul 11, 2019 @ 15:57:05

    Good to see these characters back πŸ™‚

    Reply

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  6. robertawrites235681907
    Jul 12, 2019 @ 09:34:23

    A great response, Willow. Nice to see a piece about Rachel, Lisa and Hope.

    Reply

  7. jenanita01
    Jul 12, 2019 @ 15:22:03

    Interesting beginning, Willow…

    Reply

  8. Nisthur
    Jul 14, 2019 @ 13:59:40

    Beautiful

    Reply

  9. Trackback: Photo prompt round-up: Castle #writephoto | Sue Vincent's Daily Echo

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