Sue Vincent has given us this challenge;
Use the image below as inspiration to create a post on your own blog… poetry, prose, humour… light or dark, whatever you choose, by noon (GMT) Wednesday 8th May and link back to this post with a pingback to be included in the round-up. There is no word limit and no style requirements, except to keep it fairly family friendly.
For visually challenged writers, the image shows an ornately half-timbered house, bowed by the weight of centuries.
All posts will be featured in the round-up on Thursday May 9th at 10am GMT, linking back to the original posts of contributors. Throughout the week I will feature as many of the responses here on the Daily Echo as space allows and (more or less) in the order in which they come in.
The house of despair
It looked bleak and desolate, so old that the beams holding up the structure were bent under its weight. But more than it’s looks, the aura it gave was of despair. The onlooker could not put their finger at the reason but they all agreed that it was an unhappy place.
And it was. Had been for long. The cause that the place now presented this sorrowful air was the brutal and unjust treatment given to the young bride who had come to live here in happy expectations. A jealous husband, possessive and intolerant had stifled the life out of his beautiful wife, imprisoning her in this house till she died of broken spirit and in a pitiful condition. From then, no one could be happy in this house and it was finally abandoned. Left to remind others that cruelty and injustice can never go unpunished.
The house now stands as a stern warning.
In response to;
A prompt by Sue Vincent