#WRITEPHOTO – THE STAIRWAY.

For visually challenged writersthe image shows a stone stairwell with an opening obscured by a bright light.

The Stairway – Image by KL Caley.

Morgana had been tunneling for days, moving stones and dirt inch by inch as she moved upwards from the dark where she had been thrown. Feeling weak and tired something was driving her on. Was it the thought of freedom or just plain madness.

Suddenly the debris fell past her leaving her even more bloodied. Her nails were ripped and torn, she was filthy, covered in dirt and her own excretions. Tears of relief ran down her face leaving damp streaks.

Despite her miserable state she had to smile to herself. Condemned as a witch ? Well if she had ever had any magic powers they had deserted her over the last few days. Blood sweat and tears had got her out of that dungeon grave!

Emerging from the hole she looks up to the light at the top of the stone steps. The steps were rough hewn and the rise on each of them was uneven. Smiling she remembered Merlin explaining to her why they were made so. Enemies trying to creep up the stairs in the dark would stumble and if wearing any type of armour, the noise would alert the occupants of impending mayhem.

So carefully and slowly Morgarna climbed up to the light. Looking out over the valley she could see nothing unusual. That was unfortunate but she had faith in Merlin. The day past as she sat up in the opening overlooking the fields. As it got darker she looked to the horizon, sure enough there was an anomaly approaching she was sure of that!

Slowly she stood , calculating distance she prepared herself. Suddenly she was spotted from below the cry went up, “The witch lives!”

“Damn” thought Morgarna, ” it’s now or never” As the first of the stones hit her feet she took a leap of fate. Holding her breath, praying and keeping her arms and legs straight she simply disappeared.

Those below let our an incredibly loud “Oh!” Dropped their flaming torches and ran.

Landing with a bump at the feet of Merlin, Morgarna breathed a sigh of relief. Merlin looked at her and smiled. “My you look a mess! What have you been doing”

“Not now” Morgarna replied “I need a shower can you order a takeaway…curry I think please. ” “Okay” Merlin said picking up his mobile.

Later that evening, after being debriefed by Merlin Morgarana settled down to watch the Crown on Netflix’s she thought to herself…witch? Who needs magic when you have science?

This is part of K.L. Caley’s #writephoto.

41 Comments (+add yours?)

  1. newepicauthor
    Jul 08, 2021 @ 13:18:13

    Willow I thoroughly enjoyed your story about Morgarana.

    Reply

  2. Marje @ Kyrosmagica
    Jul 08, 2021 @ 13:33:18

    This made me chuckle. Nice one Willow. ❤ x

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  3. Mason Bushell
    Jul 08, 2021 @ 14:12:45

    Haha! That was brilliant love how it went from medieval to ultramodern in a sentence. Well done.

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  4. Sadje
    Jul 08, 2021 @ 15:30:26

    I loved your story Willow ❤️

    Reply

  5. Ritu
    Jul 08, 2021 @ 16:41:03

    Good one, Sis! 💜

    Reply

  6. noelleg44
    Jul 08, 2021 @ 17:45:28

    A great story – I loved the twist!

    Reply

  7. Shweta Suresh
    Jul 08, 2021 @ 21:04:39

    Haha. I loved that transition. Great story, Willow

    Reply

  8. Dale
    Jul 09, 2021 @ 00:45:27

    Here I am getting all worked up about her and you make me crack up at the end! That was great, Willow!

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  9. Chel Owens
    Jul 09, 2021 @ 04:25:05

    😀 I’d want curry, too!

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  10. KL Caley
    Jul 09, 2021 @ 06:32:14

    Brilliant adventure, I had no idea where it was going you had me hooked, brilliant twist at the end. Thank you for joining in the challenge:
    https://new2writing.wordpress.com/2021/07/08/writephoto-the-stairway/
    KL ❤

    Reply

  11. TanGental
    Jul 09, 2021 @ 08:31:03

    Now that was excellent. Nice use of tension and humour

    Reply

  12. Marsha
    Jul 11, 2021 @ 20:34:33

    Great story Willow, but what did she do to disappear? I’m lost. 🙂

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    • willowdot21
      Jul 11, 2021 @ 20:45:49

      Morgarna is a time traveler, she jumped into an anomaly that she new was coming, but it was late. She jumped to the anomaly and traveled from Medieval time to present and landed in the laboratory of her partner Merlin….hope that helps.💜

      Reply

  13. Jemima Pett
    Jul 12, 2021 @ 17:05:00

    Great bit of time travelling! Loved it 🙂

    Reply

  14. Peter's pondering
    Jul 12, 2021 @ 18:25:11

    Great story Willow. Morgarna lives to leap another day!

    Reply

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