The Stairway (abbreviated)

It seems I failed to notice the word count restrictions for Sue Vincent’s photo challenge, so I’ve whittled down the The Stairway, unabbreviated to 92 words. Definitely a bit more challenging.


Photo by Sue Vincent


The Green Man called beyond the door, “Come child, we are waiting.”

Nora was no child. She was old enough to be a grandmother twice over. Ah, but the words sparked deep inside of her and she felt young again. The last time she walked down those stairs was sixty years ago, but Nora would never forget what was beyond the archway. She pulled her hooded cloak from the knob and sunk her feet into heavy boots.

“I’d marry him again,” she muttered, sounding addled to the man in the living room.


About Alethea Kehas

I am the author of the memoir A Girl Named Truth, and the owner of Inner Truth Healing.
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13 Responses to The Stairway (abbreviated)

  1. Sue Vincent says:

    Nicely done, Alethea 🙂 There was no real need to, though it is a good exercise in discipline I find. x


  2. Bastet says:

    Oh how lovely this is … makes me sigh and smile. 🙂


  3. Pingback: Photo prompt round-up – the stairway #writephoto | Daily Echo

  4. macjam47 says:

    I loved the last line.


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