#Writephoto Round-Up – Lamppost

Agreeing to meet in the dark was a mistake. Meeting under the lamppost had sounded safe, however, in reality, that meant she was standing in the light surrounded by shadows. The leaves on the trees and bushes rustled menacingly. Every animal call made her jump. Why did she always have to show up early? She checked the time, still a few more minutes. What if he was late? Maybe she should just go, maybe this was a bad idea. As she deliberated, a shadow approach. As he stepped out into the light, she knew he was worth the wait.

Lamppost – Image by KL Caley

I would be amazed if anyone knew where this photo was taken. On a visit to Pickering Castle in Yorkshire, we passed by a small sign for a Grade 2 listed building and garden. We decided to explore.

The Friend’s Meeting House is a small stone building, set back from the road and not obvious to passersby. It dates from 1793. It is surrounded by a beautiful secret garden with a turf maze.

The grounds are open until dusk and visitors are welcome to sit on the seats and enjoy the peace, only disturbed by the occasional whistle from the steam railway below.

The place is a spot of tranquillity and I would recommend anyone passing to seek it out.

I hope you enjoyed my 99-word short story. I’ve had so many wonderful responses and enjoyed each and every one. I have tried to reblog a few since the post went out so hopefully, you will have seen some of them trickling through, but here is the list below (if I have missed anyone, please let me know). It makes for fantastic reading.


I hope you’ll join me for another #writephoto challenge, this week’s is:

Thank you all again for taking part in #writephoto – Lamppost

With special thanks to Sue who originally made the #writephoto challenge so meaningful for all of us and gave me her blessing to continue it.

Take Care
KL ❤


4 thoughts on “#Writephoto Round-Up – Lamppost

  1. Hi K.L. yes I did enjoy your story just the right amount of suspense! I hope handsome was as handsome does!
    Great entries as ever this week 💜

    1. Thanks Willow. They certainly were. I’m not sure which way Morgarna is going to go this week. It’s possibly a tricky one but she (and you) always amazes me. KL ❤

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