The Cottage (Friday Fictioneers) – The Cottage

I wrote this originally way back when Madison Woods was in charge.  It eventually became a series and then it broke and I couldn’t fix it up. Here is the original piece I wrote for this particular picture Rochelle is using this week as a do-over.

Stone Cottage - courtesy of Piya Singh

Photo by Piya Singh (Bittercharm)

The Cottage

by Teresa Smeigh June 2016

The absence of sound in the forest was soothing to Sarah’s frayed nerves. She was alone. No planes flew overhead breaking the silence.

She ventured deeper. The trees were growing closer, blocking out the sun. She felt peace begin to fill her soul as she traveled the familiar paths.

Gradually the trees began to thin and she came out into a clearing and looked in astonishment at the small stone cottage nestled in the hillside. Where had this come from?

She crossed to the door and opened it. Stepping inside she felt herself begin to fall down into the darkness.

About Tessa

My name is Tessa Dean and I am an author and blogger. My writing styles vary and I love writing using prompts. I am also writing my first book, a Memoir entitled "Government Property - A Memoir of a Military Wife".  This is being published on the blog rather than the traditional way. I am putting up chapters as I go along. I keep my blog filled with useful content, stories, and poems. Plenty to keep you busy. I have also been interviewed by blogs and had other posts published on many different blogs. I also wrote a series of articles on Bipolar Disorder for IBPF (International Bipolar Foundation). I am in my 60’s and disabled which allows me plenty of time to write to my heart’s content. I live in southern New Jersey and have 3 children and 5 grandchildren. My oldest grandchild is a Sargent in the United States Marine Corps.
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3 Responses to The Cottage (Friday Fictioneers) – The Cottage

  1. michael1148humphris says:

    Those planes, their noise usually irritates me, then I find myself wondering, what new adventures those high in the skies are heading too. Mike

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  2. michael1148humphris says:

    Roaring is a good description. I remember that quite a few years back it was promised that planes would get quieter. Sadly it does not seem to have happened.

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