It’s Thursday, so I normally post a door as part of Norm 2.0’s Thursday Doors Challenge (and I may yet still, it’s Thursday for a little while longer yet). But Sue Vincent over at The Daily Echo posted a writing prompt based on this picture she took of a mysterious door in a stone wall, and it inspired me to do something a little different.
Sue asked that we use a hundred words or less to describe what we think lies beyond the door. I started writing a poem, for some reason – it arrived quite quickly and so, here it is:
Beyond the door the pathway waits,
Through trees and tiny fairy gates,
Lined with velvet petals sweet
Mosses soft beneath your feet
Branches whisper as you pass
Trailing fingers through long grass
Singing sigh of leaves that fall
As you approach the elven hall
Twigs like fingers pull your hair
Vines appearing from thin air
To wrap you in a green embrace
Leaves to cover up your face
Music lulls you deeper still
Pulled into the fairy hill
There to spend your final hours
Bound amongst the scattered flowers
So take the pathway if you dare
You know not what you’ll find in there…
Hmmm. Well, it started off very sweetly but got a bit darker towards the end. Plus it is slightly over 100 words – I hope you don’t mind, Sue!
If you’re feeling inspired, head over to Sue’s blog and add your own response to her photo – the challenge is open until March 1st.