Welcome to the weekly #writephoto prompt!

They say the journey, not the arrival is what matters. To travel hopefully rather than to arrive.
Where does the bridge go to/come from?

For visually challenged writersthe image shows a two-arched stone bridge stretching over a river. Traffic queues at one side waiting to cross. What will Morgarna find?

Bridge – Image by KL Caley

As Morgarna landed she took in the scene. She was perched up the hill looking down toward a riverside village and stone bridge. The place looked quiet and the weather was nice.
Taking her phone from her bag she was pleased to see it was working, it was, she was five years into the future. Next she looked at her notes.
Making her way down the hill she lit a cigarette and decided to find the nearest pub.
Crossing the bridge Morgarna noticed everyone was smiling and behaving perfectly. Even the children were extremely well behaved.
Definitely something amiss here, she thought to herself…what are these people on? have I landed in Stepford!
Morgana entered the first pub she came to, it was packed inside and out. Looking around she noticed everyone was indeed happy…delerious even.
At the bar she ordered a large Shiraz and went out into the garden.
After a while she could see that among “The Smiley Happy People” she could make out some really dark shadowy figures moving around touching and whispering in people’s ears.
Two approached Morgarna one put a willowy hand on her shoulder while the other whispered in her ear. “You are happy, you are so happy everything is perfect you are calm and all is well”
As Morgarna felt the first feelings of control sink into her she discretely threw a protective spell around herself. All she had to do now was bite her tongue, smile a lot, act daft and find out who was messing with the village.
“Are you happy Morgarna, are you relaxed?” the shadows asked. Morgana smiled and rolled her eyes “Yes I am indeed I am , I think I have another glass of Shiraz.”
On her way back to the bar Morgarna noticed one of the shadows had a young woman in it arms while another was reaching in to her chest and pulling out her heart. Her friends were unmoved by this scary spectacle.
Quickly Morgarna totally ignored what was happening and returned to her table in the garden to drink her Shiraz ….she smiled and lit another cigarette and pretend she was happy and unmoved! Inside she was extremely uncomfortable, she could not help the young woman now but if she kept her calm she could help those left.

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THIS IS PART OF K.L. Caley’s #writephoto.

16 Comments (+add yours?)

  1. Jemima Pett
    Feb 24, 2022 @ 17:57:44

    Oooh… scary…. but good 🙂

    Reply

  2. newepicauthor
    Feb 24, 2022 @ 19:29:45

    I hope that Morgarna is able to remedy this situation.

    Reply

  3. trentpmcd
    Feb 24, 2022 @ 23:24:25

    Hmm, I hope there is a good, cooperative photo next week 😉

    Reply

  4. Sadje
    Feb 25, 2022 @ 01:57:41

    I’m loving it.

    Reply

  5. KL Caley
    Feb 25, 2022 @ 09:39:33

    Oh wow! What a dark twist in Morgarna’s tale. She’s got her work cut out for her there. Thank you so much for joining in with #writephoto this week. I hope you are keeping okay yourself? KL ❤

    Reply

    • willowdot21
      Feb 25, 2022 @ 09:43:06

      Yes K. L. Merlin and Morgause have unwittingly dropped her right in it! Fingers crossed she can pull this one off?
      It’s still a bit of a struggle at home but I am coping 💜

      Reply

  6. TanGental
    Feb 25, 2022 @ 14:15:50

    Bloody it’s like reading one of Hugh’s cheery little pieces. Good though. Wonder where this is going

    Reply

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