KL Caley’s #writephoto. Steps.

Well its Thursday and time for #writephoto .

This week’s prompt is a post with a difference – our MAY guest photo!

A great big thank you to Jemima Pett for agreeing to be the featured photo this month. What a beautiful photo for us. Pop over to her blog at http://jemimapett.com/ to show her some love!

For visually challenged writersthe image shows steps up and over a bridge, with narrow alleyways at each side of the bridge.

Steps – Image by Jemima Pett.

They had always met at the Apothecary on the steps leading up the bridge. They would push through the hustle and bustle their hearts leaping at the sight of eachother.

Every evening they would meet and they would spend the hours of darkness lost in eachother. Happy memories of love and his life.

That was centuries ago and there had been many since but none had ever held that tight to her heart. Marco had been her first love, she had done all she could to turn him. He had refused her but stayed with her until he died. She remembered the fateful evening he was there waiting in the doorway. He was by then a man in his early sixties …handsome still, affluent she had seen to that.

As she immerged from the shadows she had seen the two young boys approach Marco. Too late she saw the flashing blades as they stabbed him and robbed him. As Marco breathed his last his soul touched her face and whispered “I love you still”.

Rage burned within her, she set off in persuit of the murders! She found them in a tavern celebrating their I’ll gotten gains. She seduced them with ease and lured them out into the alley. Where she killed them both and drained them dry. Brushing herself off she left them in the filthy alley with their bloodless hearts exposed…their white bodies ghostly and their faces tortured.

She had spent centuries alone, just feeding her blood lust to keep herself going, occasionally mingling in human society, and as she was one of the originals she kept her place at head of the chapters of her own kind.

Why she found herself at the old Apothecary she had no idea. Yet here she was in the shadow looking at the doorway. Looking up she saw a handsome you man on his mobile phone. If she had had a heart it would of stopped. This man was beautiful, and he had caught her eye. He put his phone away and smiled at her.

So it began, after six centuries she felt whole again. Serenely she climbed the steps.

KL Caley at Novel Ideas has offered to take on Sue Vincent’s #writephoto weekly challenge now Sue has moved on to a higher plain.

29 Comments (+add yours?)

  1. Sadje
    May 27, 2021 @ 13:22:08

    This is a fantastic story Willow.

    Reply

  2. newepicauthor
    May 27, 2021 @ 15:45:04

    Vampires are so sexy.

    Reply

  3. Ritu
    May 27, 2021 @ 17:07:57

    Love your take, Sis! Xx

    Reply

  4. pensitivity101
    May 27, 2021 @ 17:21:11

    Loved this Willow.

    Reply

  5. KL Caley
    May 28, 2021 @ 08:22:00

    Oh I love this. I have just been watching “The Originals” TV series too, which is vampire based, all very dark and seductive. This story would have fit in with it very well. Thank you for joining in the challenge:https://new2writing.wordpress.com/2021/05/27/writephoto-steps/
    KL ❤

    Reply

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  7. Peter's pondering
    May 28, 2021 @ 12:59:12

    Great story Willow. I might be prepared to sacrifice myself to this lady!

    Reply

  8. Jemima Pett
    May 28, 2021 @ 17:26:10

    A lovely take on the romance!

    Reply

  9. TanGental
    May 28, 2021 @ 19:11:09

    better late than dead…

    Reply

  10. Susan St.Pierre
    May 28, 2021 @ 20:45:08

    A gripping tale! Vampires need love too. 😉

    Reply

  11. Rebecca Douglass
    May 30, 2021 @ 15:28:46

    Nice mingling of romance and horror!

    Reply

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