Thursday photo prompt: Turrets #writephoto


The Turrets were the home of three distinct fairy families.

The Vinnys, the Bats and the Pards.

Together they lived in harmony, plying trade between the three families and coming together or dinners and ceremonial occasions.

The Vinny’s had lived there the longest and were known for their ability to recycle anything. They were in some ways scavengers and each day went out looking for anything they could bring home and find ways to reuse. Each evening you’d hear them in conversation discussing the various uses for the day’s findings.

The Bats had migrated from India in the distant past and were best known for the elaborate costumes and customs they brought with them. Though they had discovered wearing anything elaborate as a fairy had its limitations. Through experience, they had learned that wearing a back pack was the best way to carry one’s costume as their flowing saris and ceremonial gowns did create some havoc when flying as they experienced one time when their wings tangled in their outfits causing an awkward and embarrassing moment.

The Pards, for reasons best known to them, spent most of their time in their gardens cultivating a variety of crops. They kept to themselves a lot and mixed with the other fairy families on a Sunday when they traded their crops. They spoke a strange language if you could imagine a language solely made of adjectives with a sprinkling of nouns. They didn’t use verbs, as they believed they were always doing things so why say it as well.

On the event of the full moon in the fourth month of the year, the three families came together to celebrate the arrival of the southern winter. It was a time to take stock of their Turret world and prepare for the on-coming colder months.

The Vinny’s brought to the celebration a selection of used and recycled goods, the Bats dressed in their finest and prepared foods the melt the taste buds of all and the Pards arrived with a barrow full of their best produce. All items would be shared among the three families, and so the cycle of life in the Turrets would continue.


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12 Responses to Thursday photo prompt: Turrets #writephoto

  1. Sue Vincent says:

    Wouldn’t it be nice if we could all come together and share our strengths regardless of differences…

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  3. willowdot21 says:

    What a lovely tale 😀

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  5. KL Caley says:

    Very nicely done, Michael! KL ❤

  6. Lovely piece, Michael. I like this idea of families in the turrets.

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