The Recluse

Photo Prompt courtesy Sue Vincent

I ran away to the remotest corner of the earth, it was gorgeous, spectacular, stark

For I had a secret to hide, one which was just like me- ancient, terrible, dark

But still they came looking for me, they couldn’t just leave me alone

Forgetting the simple fact that if you look at Medusa, you will turn into stone.


Written in response to the Thursday Photo Prompt – Distant shared at Sue Vincent’s Daily Echo. Click on the link to read other stories inspired by Sue’s amazing photograph.


About anuragbakhshi

At the age of 40, I decided to exit the corporate world, and enter the world of stories as a full-time writer. Wish me luck!
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14 Responses to The Recluse

  1. It might have been quick, but it was good 🙂

  2. Michael says:

    Medusa’s have that effect on you don’t they…I liked your response to the image.

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  4. Iain Kelly says:

    Love the link to Medusa – one of my favourite of the old legend stories.

  5. Sue Vincent says:

    A legend for a place of legends. Perfect 🙂

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  7. James says:

    As long as you wack her head off while looking at a reflection of her, you’re okay.

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