Arrival – #writephoto

There was something very odd about the light.

The dual shadows should have clued me in: one stretched out in front of me — and one behind. I looked up into the mists that surrounded me, to see that there were not one but two suns in the sky; one directly behind me, and another directly ahead, in line with the path I trod towards the ancient stone circle I’d set out to visit today.

Somewhat panicked, I halted in my tracks. The sun behind seemed normal; but the one ahead did not.

It danced.

As I watched, transfixed, it grew brighter, and brighter still. I raised a hand to shield my eyes, and thought to turn and run — but I was mesmerised by this dancing light as it approached, and paused, and slowly settled down, down, into the centre of the circle of stones ahead.

And then the light blinked out. As my eyes adjusted, I could see ahead of me, in the centre of the stones, a pyramid shape.

One side of the pyramid pivoted from the main structure and slowly came down to touch the ground. At the top of the ramp, a figure appeared.

It beckoned.

A pale sun piercing the mists above a green path through a golden field, leading into the centre of a circle of stones

Word count: 199
Prompt: Sue Vincent’s Thursday Photo Prompt — Dance

About peNdantry

Phlyarologist (part-time) and pendant. Campaigner for action against anthropogenic global warming (AGW) and injustice in all its forms. Humanist, atheist, notoftenpist. Wannabe poet, writer and astronaut.
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19 Responses to Arrival – #writephoto

  1. Tom says:

    Ooh! Who? What do they want? Where are they from? Excellent tale, Pendantry, but I now want more…! 🙂

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  2. Sue Vincent says:

    Wonderful description… and a nice cliffhanger ;)

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  3. Pastor Cathy says:

    Arrival – #writephoto

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  4. msjadeli says:

    Great spin on that photo.

    Liked by 1 person

  5. Wonderful piece of writing Colin… would make a great opening chapter of a scifi book.. :-)
    Have a great weekend.. :-)

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  6. Intriguing. Is it the alien invasion or is someone playing a prank? Maybe CIA recruitment.
    Well done on sucking us in.

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  7. Michael says:

    Oh you created a delightful sense of mystery, well done.

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  9. Lisa Coleman says:

    Wait….you left us hanging! :) Awesome and mysterious. Sequel? :)

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