K.L. Caley’s #writephoto: The Bridge.

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Back to Morgana and Merlin. For K. L. Caley’s #writephoto

For visually challenged writersthe image shows a red and white Vertical Lift Bridge crossing an expanse of water.

Bridge
Bridge – Image by KL Caley

“Where the hell have you been?” Merlin was not looking his calm self. “What is it honey, did you miss me?” Morgana sighed reaching for a cigarette. “No not at all but as it happens we have a situation, while you’ve been off playing Merry Maidens with the guy in green tights…by the way what are you wearing? No don’t answer that we have a problem.”
Morgana exhaled filling the car with smoke and held her hand up. “Hold your horses Merl ” she actually shouted making him jump. ” You invite me out for posh afternoon tea , send me off without a ‘by my leave’ or even a scone dump me in a dangerous drop zone, I break my hip, nearly get murdered, you don’t send the anomaly as arranged and I get whisked through a portal back in time” she stopped to take another drag on her cigarette, then stubbing it out on the expensive dashboard she looked Merlin in the eye and said “I want a F###ing drink”
Merlin pulled in the carpark of the nearest pub and slammed to a halt just missing a low wall in his temper. “Look what you’ve done to my lovely car ” he whined but he was talking to himself, he looked up to see the criss cross back of Morgan’s green velvet gown disappearing into the pub.
They had a couple of drinks and a meal in silence then Morgana went outside to smoke Merlin paid the bill and joined her.
“You certainly got some funny looks in there” Merlin said, “we need to get back to the lab, we need to get you into normal clothes quick sharp as you don’t want to stand out where you are going.”
Morgarna’s eyes flashed, “I am not going anywhere, I have had a shit time and it’s all your fault! ” There was just a hint of a tear in her eyes.
“No honestly” Merlin said, “we really need to do this one” “F##k you” Morgana snapped, “it’s not us, it’s always me” with that she stubbed her cigarette out on Merlin’s leather passenger seat.
They drove back to the lab in silence.
Four am the next morning they arrived in Middlesbrough. They were headed for the Tees Newport Bridge. The second it came into view Morgana broke the silence. “I know this bridge I had a large hand in designing it, back in the early thirties, I helped Mott, Hay and Anderson design it, ha! they’d of made a real pills of it else! ” Merlin chuckled, ” ever modest Morgana” “Well they weren’t quite there vision wise” Morgana replied hitting Merlin hard! She continued, ” I believe it was built by local company Dorman Long, and was inaugurated by Prince Albert, Duke of York (later King George VI) and opened to traffic on 28 February 1934.” She ended, lighting a cigarette. ” Use the ashtray ” Merlin pleaded!
They walked on to the bridge at exactly five thirty am. “Here are your instructions” Merlin said handing her a piece of paper which she slipped into her bag. The sun began to dawn and the anomaly appeared. “Good luck” Merlin said and went to kiss her . Morgana shoved him away, “Get off me you two-faced…..” Her last words disappeared as she leapt into the anomaly.
Merlin turned back towards his car and muttered ” it will cost a pretty penny to fix my poor baby”

25 Comments (+add yours?)

  1. KL Caley
    Sep 11, 2021 @ 18:26:21

    Haha! She sounds like she’s taking a stand. And you recognised the bridge, well done. You know far more about it than I do. I just discovered it on a walk down and thought it looked quite intriguing. Thank you so much for joining in the challenge:
    https://new2writing.wordpress.com/2021/09/09/writephoto-bridge/
    KL ❤

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  2. Ritu
    Sep 11, 2021 @ 18:34:42

    Fantastic, Sis! And, very educational too!!! 💜

    Reply

  3. newepicauthor
    Sep 11, 2021 @ 18:36:52

    I have a feeling that Morgana is headed into deep trouble and Merlin will probably have a good laugh about it.

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  4. ivor20
    Sep 11, 2021 @ 22:35:25

    A interesting story, with an intriguing finale Willow..

    Reply

  5. Sadje
    Sep 11, 2021 @ 23:44:51

    At last she got a few good hits. Great addition Willow.

    Reply

  6. Lorraine
    Sep 12, 2021 @ 04:33:53

    I enjoy the way your story developes — like Morgana, I never know where I’m going but I am along for the ride. I promise not to stub out a cigerette in your car!

    Reply

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  8. Peter's pondering
    Sep 13, 2021 @ 10:08:49

    I feel for the car!

    Reply

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  10. Jemima Pett
    Sep 16, 2021 @ 12:38:17

    I’ve only ever seen the bridge from a distance, but I imagine Morgana could have had a hand in it!

    Reply

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