A new Home for Sue Vincent’s #writephoto. The first Challenge Behind the Door.

KL Caley at Novel Ideas has offered to take on Sue Vincent’s #writephoto as a weekly challenge now it has become too difficult for Sue to continue.

K.L. said : “I am sure so many of you will already know this wonderful story but a little over five years ago, the wonderful Sue Vincent of Daily Echo (and The Silent Eye) posted the most intriguing image:”

Beyond the Door – Image by Sue Vincent

The convent was surrounded by an ancient stone wall. For centuries there was no entrance or exit gate or door. Novices when first admitted had to use an old wooden ladder and take a leap of faith to enter. Food supplies and correspondence was pullyed over the walls by means of bucket and rope.

The nuns lived a complentative life, growing what they could and tending their animals and themselves with the minimum of contact with outside world. The had a well, a library, a hospital and they were self-sufficient. They survived plagues, the Refermation, world wars and up until now any influence from the modern world.

Suddenly one day the sound of stones being chiseled could be heard in the nearby fields. The press and media were alerted and rushed to see and report on what was happening. Over night a beautiful round door appeared in the wall.

The door was opened once, briefly, by a tiny little Nun who looked escance at the gathered media. She shook her head, slammed the door shut and locked it. Things carried on just as before. After a while the media gave up on the story.

33 Comments (+add yours?)

  1. Sadje
    Mar 12, 2021 @ 17:11:26

    I love this story Willow.

    Reply

  2. 🇪🇺 Bee H.
    Mar 12, 2021 @ 17:27:59

    That made me smile 😊. Where is this place 😘? It sounds lime heaven 😁🙋‍♀️🐝

    Reply

  3. KL Caley
    Mar 12, 2021 @ 18:13:39

    Awww wow! What a superb story. I think the nuns have got it right! Thank you so much for taking the time to enter. KL ❤

    Reply

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  5. TanGental
    Mar 12, 2021 @ 18:46:26

    Lilliputian nuns! Perfect

    Reply

  6. Raven
    Mar 12, 2021 @ 19:14:22

    Awesome pen, Willow.

    Reply

  7. pensitivity101
    Mar 12, 2021 @ 21:08:24

    Fun Willow.

    Reply

  8. Jen Goldie
    Mar 13, 2021 @ 00:07:52

    😊Interesting story! Fun!

    Reply

  9. lssattitudeofgratitude
    Mar 13, 2021 @ 11:30:53

    A great story. I belive it to be true.

    Reply

  10. Dale
    Mar 13, 2021 @ 12:34:43

    Could you just imagine? I could not…

    Reply

  11. poorvi kumar
    Mar 16, 2021 @ 18:20:17

    wow wow wow ! beautiful story !

    Reply

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