A Bloody Place

PHOTO PROMPT © Sandra Crook

Two ghosts sat on the wall beside the keep. They were silent for a very long time.

Finally, the one who knew William the Conqueror in 1066 sighed. “Twas a bloody place, indeed.”

The one dressed in armor from another century said, “Did you die here?”

“Aye. A spear right through my heart, Vultures picked my carcass clean. You?”

“Oh, aye. Took my head clean off, they did. I rotted, over time. Never buried.”

Both soldiers sighed. The older finally said, shaking his head, “All for naught. Look at them down there. Oblivious.”

“Aye, But peaceful.”

28 thoughts on “A Bloody Place

    1. Well, we know about William the Conqueror in 1066 when he claimed that part of England for Normandy. He’s the one who built the original castle at Corfu. The other battle that comes to mind is when Edward I ascended, but I can’t remember who his enemy was 🙂 But always, just as now, it’s about power, land, and money.

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