Sue Vincent #writeprompt Photo July 12th 2019 – The Castle

                                              The Castle Walls

As I stand here underneath this ancient tree, looking out over a wide expanse of dark water, I wonder at the lives once lived in this Castle. What secrets does it still hold.

I wonder about the wandering spirits that surely abide there, still, wandering, about the Castle walls, not really aware that their time is long past. I wondered too, how they felt or if they felt lost and alone or did they still live in that long ago past. Are they in anyway aware that time passes, and other lives are lived as they once did.

I also wonder what loss or trauma has kept them wandering on this earthly plane of existence as spirits. Are they angry at some betrayal or did their grief over some earthly matter take them by surprise. I wish I could spare them their anguish.

I remain standing, alone, under this ancient tree, yet, I do not see the color of its leaves, or feel the breeze through my hair, or the brightness of the sun. I don’t hear the chirping sound of birds, or the flow of water on the nearby spring that flows through the forest.

My world is now shades of gray, for I am also a wandering spirit. How I came to be standing under this ancient tree, I do not know. So many memories are lost to me. How long have I been gone and how long must I remain in this lonely state of being? I do not know. I can only hope that my life was spent in good deeds to others or did I commit some terrible deed that I must repay in some way.

     Only time will tell.

Published by

Karen DeMers Dowdall

Karen DeMers Dowdall was born in West Hartford, Connecticut. She has lived in Taiwan, Saudi Arabia, and England. Karen has a PhD, MSN, BSN, RN in Nursing from Florida Atlantic University. “Books of every genre teach us about life, how we think, and view the world." She has written poems and little short stories since she was a child. Karen loves art, she enjoys drawing, painting in oils, pastels, colored pencils, and doing portraiture. She has also taken ballet, Jazz, and modern dance since she was three years old and owned her own dance studio.

17 thoughts on “Sue Vincent #writeprompt Photo July 12th 2019 – The Castle

    1. Hi Liz, thank you, I am so glad you like it. Also, please feel free, as a professor to mention anything you see that is grammatically wrong. I just reread this and a found a spelling error and it could have been much better. (I wrote it very quickly – so busy researching astronomy for my book 2 and Book 3 of Delphi Altair -The Star Map and Delphi Altair – The Ghost Planet (for middle graders) and waiting for my formatted manuscript, The Captain’s Witch (for adult readers who like historical paranormal books).

      I am glad you like the shift. I do like surprise endings as I am sure you have noticed from my previous writing, Karen 🙂

      Liked by 1 person

      1. Karen, thank you. I didn’t choose those words. They took over and put themselves out there. I believe you know how that works. Lea 🙂

        Like

      2. Karen, I re-read some old poems I had written and posted a number of years ago, yesterday and it was like, who wrote this stuff? Does this ever sound familiar?

        Like

    1. Hi Jenanita, Please don’t worry about that. I do think that some traumatized people before death, as in life, do go through a period of PTSD. I believe that most people do recall their loved ones and their previous life. Karen 🙂

      Liked by 1 person

    1. Sue, oh my gosh, thank you so very much, I am awed by your beautiful comment about my short short story. I have found that my writing has improved beyond what I thought I could do, due to your #writeprompt photo assessments. Karen 🙂

      Liked by 1 person

Leave a Reply

Fill in your details below or click an icon to log in:

WordPress.com Logo

You are commenting using your WordPress.com account. Log Out /  Change )

Google photo

You are commenting using your Google account. Log Out /  Change )

Twitter picture

You are commenting using your Twitter account. Log Out /  Change )

Facebook photo

You are commenting using your Facebook account. Log Out /  Change )

Connecting to %s

This site uses Akismet to reduce spam. Learn how your comment data is processed.