Thursday photo prompt: Deeper #writephoto

It’s time for Sue Vincent’s #writephoto .

For visually challenged writers, the image shows a sheer drop from old stone… a bridge, perhaps, or the battlements of a castle… there is no way to tell… Below is deep, dark water, swirling, fringed by autumnal trees…

This week’s prompt ~ Deeper

Looking down at the drop and the dark waters below, Ben wondered could he make it. There was no other route out, no escape.
Listening for the sound of his persuers he wished he’d never left home. But he had, and the dye was cast, below him swirled his Rubicon.
He heard the dogs first and then the shouts as the first stone hit him he closed his eyes and jumped.

Take that leap faith
Into the dark blue yonder.
Let your soul take flight.
The waters may be deeper
Let fear not be your keeper.

27 Comments (+add yours?)

  1. Ritu
    Feb 11, 2021 @ 15:18:46

    That Is good, Sis!


  2. Sadje
    Feb 11, 2021 @ 15:53:10

    What a beautiful poem at the end of your story.


  3. Sisyphus47
    Feb 11, 2021 @ 15:55:11

    He had to do it! So did I! 🙂


  4. Sue Vincent
    Feb 11, 2021 @ 19:18:47

    The leap of faith…
    I like the open-endedness of this 🙂


  5. TanGental
    Feb 12, 2021 @ 07:44:07

    Human pooh sticks!


  6. antoniazen
    Feb 12, 2021 @ 14:59:31

    love this open-ended story ending in verse. It is really creative, and leaves me wondering what happens to Ben. The answer shifts with perspective, and mood of course. 🙂 But he was not bound by fear, whatever. 🙂


    • willowdot21
      Feb 12, 2021 @ 17:52:53

      I am glad you liked it. It was really a haibun but I bent the rules. The first part the prose should be written in the first person but I wrote it in the third person about Ben. The Tanka ( poem) was my wish for Ben to escape 💜


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  8. LucciaGray
    Feb 13, 2021 @ 09:08:03

    Your tanka is fabulous, so powerful and optimistic, abandon fear and embrace faith. Perfect.


  9. OIKOS™-Editorial
    Feb 13, 2021 @ 23:29:36

    Hey Willow you have put a short thriller into your answer. 😉 Great! Have a beautiful weekend! Michael


  10. OIKOS™-Editorial
    Feb 13, 2021 @ 23:48:52

    Sorry, i dont got the buttons, but i will tweet the great answer to the prompt.


  11. Jules
    Feb 17, 2021 @ 18:03:55

    Fear can only be our companion if we let it.
    We must, by whatever faith we choose, accept light! 🌈


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