If Only They Knew – The Watching Witch #writephoto

She stood against the tower window looking down at the modern streets below. Most didn’t realise she was still there, her hair long and grey now,

The Tower - Photo Courtesy of Sue Vincent
Tower Image Courtesy of Sue Vincent @ Daily Echo

her fingers gnarled but her mind remained as sharp as ever. There was occasionally a few who sensed her watching. A witch they called her. She didn’t mind the name really but she liked to think of herself as more of a watcher. She enjoyed the watching.


What they didn’t know was that she had a job to do, an important one, she was the one that changed the weather when she needed to. In the height of summer when the rain came, it was because she sensed the grass was beginning to whither. When the winter came yet a day was warm, it was because she had sensed an elderly lady whose time was not yet up, but that was at risk from the cold. When the grounds flooded, it was to wash a beached whale back out to the sea. Yes, they may not know she was there, they may complain at her powers, or the seasons or the weather, but if only they knew the real reasons she watched and what good she did to their small world. It seemed there was a lot of complaining about her good these days, maybe it was time to take a break, maybe then they would realise?

Originally written in response to Sue Vincent’s #writephoto prompt – with the amazingly mysterious tower picture (above) combined with my own #maydays prompt. Check them out for a fabulous collection of tales and maybe some inspiration for your own blog too.

KL ❤


19 thoughts on “If Only They Knew – The Watching Witch #writephoto

  1. I loved this KL! I have been called a weather witch for years. Every time we move to a new place I bring wild weather! In Florida, it was 22 inches of rain in two days, in Colorado, it was blizzards. Through the years, I have hosted a variety of weather events… I am starting to believe the phenomena myself now! LOL! ❤

  2. Loved the theme of the ‘watching witch.’ The end seems a bit ominous. Fits into our times where the weather patterns can be scary with no witch to watch over us. 🙂

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