#writephoto: Portal.

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

For visually challenged writersthe image shows a puddle with leaves and trees reflected in the surface.

Portal – Image by Rebecca M. Douglass.

Last week we saw Morgarna jump into the anomaly to return to the lab, after successfully dealing with Dr De’arth……

Except it wasn’t the lab! Morgarna had the distinct feeing she had wet herself. Looking down she found herself sitting in a large puddle in a forest, somewhere.
This was so odd the backward journey always ended up in the lab. Something had gone wrong she thought to herself.
This trip was going from the ridiculous to the totally mad.
Just as Morgarna was struggling to get feet, her newly mended hip started hurting her. As she was muttering a soothing spell she hear the sound of approaching horses.
The way the day was going Morgana decided it would be best to hide until she found out where and when she was.

From her vantage point in the branches of the oak Morgana could see, the soldiers below were those of the sheriff of Nottingham. Morgarna recognised the uniforms immediately…she realised she was in the back end of the twelfth century! Last time she’d been here she had upset said sherrif so she sat very still until the soldiers had gone.
Climbing down from her perch she went back to the rather beautiful mirror like puddle and stepped into it, nothing happened, so she jumped in to it, fell into it…. Nothing happened.
“Damn and blast it” hissed Morgana “it’s a bloody Portal and now it’s closed.”

Now , hungry, tired, soaking wet and aching Morgana was hissing expletives and raining curses down on Merlin’s head. Suddenly she heard a laugh , she spun round quickly loosing her balance and ending up on her bum in the puddle/ Portal again.

“Robin of Loxley, as I live and breathe, you made me jump” Morgarna’s eyes lit up with pleasure as she looked at the young man dressed in green and his companion, dressed in autumn gold.
“My lady Morgana here you are again and as always you appear from nowhere!” Smiling Robin held out his hand to her. “Beautiful as you are you look a tad disshevelled and wet! ” Robin ducked quickly as Morgarna kicked out at him pouting .
“Steady on” said Robin’s companion, Gamble Gold. “Let us help you back to our camp and there we can sort you out.”
“I’ll sort you out” said Morgana lighting a cigarette.
Gamble Gold stated at her, he’d never seen a cigarette before. Robin tutted, “Really my lady those things can’t be good for you”
After a while Morgana allowed Robin to carry her, she was utterly knackered.

TO BE CONTINUED.

THIS IS PART OF K.L.CALEY’S #WRITEPHOTO : PORTAL.

36 Comments (+add yours?)

  1. Mason Bushell
    Aug 26, 2021 @ 14:06:13

    A great mix of robin hood and King Arthurian legend. Well done.

    Reply

  2. Ritu
    Aug 26, 2021 @ 14:20:07

    Great continuation, Sis! 💜

    Reply

  3. Morgan
    Aug 26, 2021 @ 15:35:56

    A Captivating tale….I have to go back and read the others 🙂

    Reply

  4. Sadje
    Aug 26, 2021 @ 15:57:20

    And the adventures continue!

    Reply

  5. KL Caley
    Aug 27, 2021 @ 06:15:40

    Brilliant adventure. When I realised this was the photo I’d assigned this week I thought it would suit your stories down to the ground. I love what you did with it. Thank you so much for joining in the challenge:
    https://new2writing.wordpress.com/2021/08/26/writephoto-portal/
    KL ❤

    Reply

  6. Lorraine
    Aug 29, 2021 @ 05:43:39

    I watched Russel Crowe as Robin this afternoon. I have a feeling Robin plays out quite differently in your story. And, thanks for the Steeleye Span! I used to listen to their music alot. Time to revisit.

    Reply

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  8. TanGental
    Aug 30, 2021 @ 10:45:06

    Nicely done

    Reply

  9. robertawrites235681907
    Aug 30, 2021 @ 15:58:38

    This is great, Willow.

    Reply

  10. Peter's pondering
    Aug 30, 2021 @ 19:41:16

    Enjoyed this very much Willow.

    Reply

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  12. judeitakali
    Sep 05, 2021 @ 09:11:32

    Very interesting story. Enjoyed it.

    Reply

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