Sunday, September 06, 2015

Never to return....

For this week's Magpie Tales



What lies beyond the date remains unknown, for it’s a place that no one dares venture. At least, not for many a long year.

There was a time when an old man in a ragged cloak sat hunched beside the stepping stile. Those that remember talk of his blank stare, his terrified ashen face. ‘They went’ he would croak pointing a quivering bony finger into the distance.‘They went never to return’.

It is said that those who chose to ignore his counsel suffered a similar fate.

Not birds of flight nor creatures of the undergrowth inhabit that place. No sounds, no breeze, just a sinister silent stillness.

He no longer waits. A weatherworn stone marks the place he sat. Some say he went in search of lost souls. Who knows? If indeed he chose that fateful course, then he too went never to return.


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16 comments:

  1. I was wondering when someone would go dark. Very nice! I won't go there!

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  2. Chilling.

    Thanks for coming by to visit.

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  3. it is a bit daunting to venture over....still figuring out what I will do with this image- nicely done- especially with black and white ...........

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  4. A different take on that... good one

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  5. A little creepy. But im curious about that man

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  6. In search of lost souls...and somehow seems to become one...Lost souls usually means troubled souls...Like an entree for more story time...

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  7. I really like seeing it in black and white. It's a very different vibe, which you capture with words.

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  8. Haunting! Picture done well!

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  9. A tempest. The sea. Prophetic words. The perfect Keith-tale *smiles* You do it so well.

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  10. took it to the dark side. haha cool.

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