Wild Boar Wood

Five Photos. Five Stories. Day 1

Thank you Calen at Impromptu Promptlings for nominating me for this fun challenge. For anyone who hasn’t seen Calen’s lovely inspiring site, I recommend that you check it out now.

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When I beheld that sweet haven

    which was to be my home for a while

      behind my rib cage

        where my tired heart lay sick

        something fluttered and swelled

        and a feeling that healing could reach me

       swept through my senses.

      The trees welcomed me

   their budding leaves opening

to show me the future    

© Jane Paterson Basil

The Five Photos, Five Stories Challenge rules require you to post a photo each day for five consecutive days and attach a story to the photo.  It can be fiction or non-fiction, a poem or simply a short paragraph – it’s entirely up to you. 

Then each day, nominate another blogger to carry on this challenge.

Accepting the challenge is entirely up to the person nominated, it is not a command.  Today, I’m inviting Annie, The Little Snowflake to join the challenge. 


17 thoughts on “Wild Boar Wood

  1. Oh gosh, Jane. That’s so beautiful. It felt like you were going to such a healing place. And I loved the way you placed it on the page. It felt like taking a big deep breath and letting it out. Wonderful!

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    1. Thank you! It was a beautiful moment. I was in shock. I had run away from the months and years of hell because everyone had told me to, and there seemed to be nothing left of me. Suddenly I was standing at the gate to paradise. My head went up, I stood straighter, I took a deep breath and exhaled slowly. I was in love! I have linked the story I wrote about it under “this haven”. All of the photo/story challenge posts are going to be about aspects of Wild Boar Wood.

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      1. That’s awesome to have an overall theme. I can’t wait to read the rest of them. It’s funny how some things can just drive you to be creative, isn’t it? I felt like I was writing a bloomin’ travel blog. It didn’t suit me.

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        1. You’re just a rebel who thinks she has to do what is requested of her, but doesn’t want to! I love that about you. I’ve had a guffawing laugh stuck in my throat for hours, but nothing to use it on. You’ve given me something to tag it to, and I’m grateful for that, athough I’m laughing so much that it’s hard to type!

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        1. The countryside around it is very English, with small clumps of woodland between patchwork fields, but I see what you mean. Some of the trees are hornbeam, which only grow in that part of the country, so I had never seen them before. Do you have hornbeam in the US? Its wood is used for making handles for tools, and i believe it was once popular for ship-building.


  2. Thank you so much for the nomination! This is so beautifully done! I am so so glad you nominated me for the challenge
    This really inspired me 😀

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