Thursday photo prompt: Guardian #writephoto

This week’s prompt ~ Guardian

For visually challenged writers, the image shows a flower-strewn cliff-top above the sea, where a rocky outcrop, seemingly shaped into many forms and faces, looks out over the waves.

They had always been there or so everyone thought. Their faces weather beaten and sun dried over millennia. They guarded the shores, they kept us safe, even now when foolish people dismissed them as “just rock formations”. They stayed steadfast and watched over the seas and us.

No one ever really noticed that unlike most of the coast line these Guardian Rocks did not erode, they did not fall into the sea. Nor did they recede like those around them, no they grew in number. More faces joined them each time there was a threat. They had seen invasion people walking across long gone land, then came the sea then men in boats. They stood and watched, then came sturdier boats, then Balloons then planes, bombs, shells.

They watched and waited, they kept us safe, they grew in number each time these isles were threatened they silently grew in number. They watched as many made their way here hoping for a better life. They witenesed death, birth and anguish. They laughed, wept and when they could allowed some to climb them .

Now we face an invisible threat one we do not know the measure of. This time the threat is alien, yet of this world, deadly and stealthy.

The Guardians were joined by more of their kind but this time they did not feel strong, slowly they felt a weakness entering their soul.


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

37 Comments (+add yours?)

  1. Jane Dougherty
    May 28, 2020 @ 11:54:03



  2. Sadje
    May 28, 2020 @ 13:38:59

    Very good take on the photo


  3. robertawrites235681907
    May 28, 2020 @ 14:07:09

    Oh dear, this sounds very frightening, Willow.


  4. Mr. Ohh's Sideways View
    May 28, 2020 @ 15:03:10

    I love the take on the picture but are the guardians friend or foe??
    Stay well and laugh


  5. Miriam Hurdle
    May 28, 2020 @ 15:24:36

    Hope they stay strong. We need faithful guardians. Well done, Willow!


  6. Sue Vincent
    May 28, 2020 @ 16:16:38

    Perhaps they need the memories of the people give them strength…


  7. Iain Kelly
    May 28, 2020 @ 16:37:59

    Very timely.


  8. Ritu
    May 28, 2020 @ 16:47:45

    Oooh, sis! You really took it somewhere, there!


  9. pensitivity101
    May 28, 2020 @ 19:33:54



  10. Shweta Suresh
    May 29, 2020 @ 02:30:35

    Maybe they have grown weary. Beautiful take on the prompt ❤️


  11. siddhantjainblogs
    May 29, 2020 @ 04:53:39

    Great take


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  13. Dr. Crystal Grimes
    May 30, 2020 @ 10:58:27

    I enjoyed this. It feels mysterious to me. 🤔


  14. Jemima Pett
    May 30, 2020 @ 15:33:01

    I like this. A girl of like mind 🙂


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