Wordsworth’s Glade

Thank-you for all the support I’ve had from Friday Fictioneers so far for my debut novel. I’m looking forward to the launch date December 1st and the subsequent reviews. This week’s 100 words is a short excerpt because the prompt fitted so well. I hope you enjoy.






PHOTO PROMPT © Dale Rogerson

The air was full of the scent of new shoots and woodland flowers. We crested a rise over which there was a steep drop to a clearing through which ran a wide stream, tinkling over rocks and gravel. A kingfisher perched on a wayward branch hanging over the water and alarmed rabbits scurried away, white scuts bobbing through the green before disappearing into an extensive warren. After the mad race from Claretree, the sense of peace and wholesomeness was palpable. “Where are we?” I asked Wordsworth.
“If you were me, you’d probably call it home, I’m reluctant to call it my place.”

Written for Friday Fictioneers – a 100 words story based on a photo prompt. Hosted by Rochelle. Read the other entries here.

42 thoughts on “Wordsworth’s Glade

  1. Thanks Iain, in case you didn’t know Laurie Bell and Dawn commented on my piece last week saying they’d ordered A Justified State. I put my review up on Amazon expecting it to say there were now three reviews up, as there were two before, but it only seems to show mine now. I don’t know if I have posted in the right space or if I need to copy to somewhere else?


  2. Lovely description of an idyllic setting. The rest of the book is incredibly well-written. The plot is fast-paced with some very amusing scenes, particularly with Lydia. It’s hard to decide who is my favourite character, but she is brilliant! For anyone wondering whether to buy ‘From the Edge of an English Summer’ I can highly recommend it!

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