The Pilgrimage

Stock Photo Challenge

Hello everyone. Today is Stock Photo Challenge day over on Don Massenzio’s blog. You can find that post HERE.

The Rules:

  • Write a story, poem or other type of prose of 100 words or less and post it on your blog.
  • If you leave the link for your blog post in the comments of Don’s post, he will share it on his blog.
Rare and full view of ancient ruins of Machu Picchu in Peru from high above. Cloudless.
Today’s photo …

Here’s my short story in exactly 100 words …

The Pilgrimage

They ate their sandwiches at the treeline. The sun shone fiercely. Ellen wiped her brow and sipped her water.

The group laughed at Ryan, who kept on about ancient aliens and this archaeological site. Mike, the quiet one, shook his head and spat in disgust. He came and sat by Ellen.

In a quiet voice, he pointed out the rows of gravestones in the lower section. Somebody had kept the grass trimmed. The graves neat.

‘That’s where I bury the bodies.’

Perplexed, her grief still raw, she stared.

He offered a gentle smile. ‘Would you like to visit your sister?’

©Harmony Kent 2019

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Roberta Eaton

A great take, Harmony. A sad twist at the end.

john howell

Wow, Harmony. This makes dark seem light by comparison. Well done.

CS Boyack

I’m thinking he isn’t the right boy for her.

Staci Troilo

That’s super twisted, Harmony! I love it!


Oh, my. He certainly can’t be trusted. Loved the twist here. This could be a great novel.