100 Word Challenge for Grown Ups Week#133

Julia went around Ireland by horse and carriage last week and so her prompt for the 100 word challenge is ‘the white horses were galloping’


Here is my interpretation.

Circle of Shelter

‘We must reach the menhirs before that Mammatus cloud or we’ll die.’ The white horses were galloping as if they had the wings of Pegasus.

‘Eleanor, you surely don’t believe those druid myths?’

‘Hurry Gabriel.’

We ran like the wind and fell into the circle, as the first thunder clap sounded. The rain swirled, and lightning flashed, darkness descended, though it was barely noon. Surely the hand of some vengeful God.

We woke to find the horses nibbling the sparse moorland grass, like us, completely dry.

Everywhere outside the stone circle was flooded.

‘It’s no myth Gabriel, the beasts know the circle is shelter.’


I’m very late this week so the new challenge will be out tomorrow. If you would like to read the other entries visit http://jfb57.wordpress.com/2014/05/12/100-word-challenge-for-grown-ups-week133/

15 thoughts on “100 Word Challenge for Grown Ups Week#133

  1. Lucid Gypsy, don’t worry about the lateness! I’ve enjoyed reading your 100 words. I love visiting stone circles/settlements on Dartmoor so I can visualise your piece perfectly!

      1. Sadly not but I have plans to retire there one day – perhaps… I love the scenic contrasts and the mysteries of the pre settlements. Grimspound for example. Are you local?

  2. I don’t know much about myths, Gilly, but I like this one. This is mysterious: dry within the circle of stones. I wonder what await on the other side. Hope it’s nothing bad. 🙂

  3. This is definitely an episode of myths & legends Gilly. BTW – the white horses were referring to the waves of the Irish Sea during the crossing!

  4. you’re talent at short form writing is quite impressive. Painting a detailed picture with few words on the brush is difficult yet you make it seem SO easy! Sometime you should share your process with us.

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