Saturday Centus – Wk#166 – Prompt: photo – 100 words – “The Spinner”

29 Jun

It started a bright clear day, a great day for a hike. Not long into my walk, the first ominous clouds appeared. Wind whipped up and I could hear the beginning of rumbling.

I knew the dangers of being out in a storm but shelter was at hand, an old settler’s cottage long abandoned. With rain pelting down and lightning flashing across the sky now close, I entered the gloom.

A flash, the noise, my eyes nearly blinded, an apparition appeared. A spinning woman, a ghost from the past, she smiled as she faded. What tricks had the storm played?

from the Saturday Centus blog

Graphic from the Saturday Centus blog.

Schools and students have permission to use this video clip for non-commercial, educational purposes.


Posted by on June 29, 2013 in 2. Saturday Centus


4 responses to “Saturday Centus – Wk#166 – Prompt: photo – 100 words – “The Spinner”

  1. siggiofmaine

    June 29, 2013 at 15:56

    You spin a nice story…thank you,

    • Ross Mannell

      June 29, 2013 at 16:58

      Thanks for the comment.

      The idea sprung more from a video clip idea than the prompt. 🙂

  2. Jenny Matlock

    July 20, 2013 at 02:11

    What a cool video clip!

    I really, really liked this Ross!

    I suspect she needed the lightening to see her work.

    I wonder if she is forever on a perpetual loom with an endless weaving?

    • Ross Mannell

      July 20, 2013 at 06:58

      Thanks for the comment.

      You might have guessed I’m into video work. I produce DVDs (and occasionally CDs) for local schools and community groups when they have performances. What I do is either free or not for profit. The pay is poor but the satisfaction is great. I had an idea for the video clips and wrote the story around it. 🙂


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