The trip to the castle


For visually challenged writers,the image shows an arrowslit looking out over a body of water, with an ancient stone wall and curved tower just visible.


The visit to the ancient castle wasn’t going well. The kids were cold, tired, hungry, and cranky. Sam was resentful that Jeff hadn’t listened to her suggestions about bringing a picnic basket for the kids or stopping by the refreshment kiosk to get the children something to eat and a chance to rest.

As far as Jeff was concerned, he was having the time of his life. Being a history buff and especially interested in this particular castle, he was oblivious to the misery others were feeling around him.

When he saw the arrow slit he was overwhelmed with excitement. Sam remarked sarcastically that her husband’s mind was like this narrow opening, nothing go in except what he wanted or liked. After delivering this cutting remark, she took both the kids and stepped out of the claustrophobic confines of the tower of the castle.

We are headed towards the hotel, you can stay here and enjoy more history or come with us to enjoy what’s left of our vacation, together as a family” After sending this text, she looked hopeful towards the castle’s exit. Sure enough, a sheepish-looking Jeff exited the castle and they went toward their hotel, in a more cheerful mood.


In response to WritePhoto # Arrowa-slit, hosted by KL Caley



32 thoughts on “The trip to the castle

  1. I feel like I’ve been on both sides of that scene, Sadje! I felt bad for Jeff, but he should have listened to Sam about the kids and he could have geeked out to his hearts content! 💞💞💞

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  2. Thank you so much for writing such an interesting story! It was so captivating and thought-provoking that I couldn’t help but be pulled into the narrative. I suspect I have been like that from time to time, although hopefully not too often. I adore history and castles (and I’m probably somewhat one-track-minded in a bookstore too). Thank you for another marvellous #writephoto entry, Sadje. KL ❤

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