the portal

I created the following story & treasury for Etsy’s 95th Trendsetting Treasury Team’s Scavenger Hunt.

It was inspired by and written using Marci’s 15 words: Rosy, Flame, Luminous, Relic, Rhythm, Flutter, Carved, Twisted, Jest , Entrance, Stone, Drops, Fragrant , Transport , Companion

“the portal”

it started off with a simple JEST
as they were exploring a stand of ancient trees
knotted and gnarled
their TWISTED shadows
expanding in the slant of the setting sun
dwindling in the ROSY glow of the receding light


she stopped
and read to her COMPANION
a few words that were CARVED within the shadows within a hole of a trunk
lit by her small pocket lighter
the scrawled script was strangely LUMINOUS in the FLAME
“go no further” it said
“beyond the STONE ENTRANCE, there is no coming back”
at first they saw nothing
simply the same surrounding trees


in a moment of jest
he suggested they close their eyes
they felt the FLUTTER of wings
they inhaled the FRAGRANT scent of night blooming jasmine
they opened their eyes to the RHYTHM of dew DROPS
plopping on stone
under an arched stone gateway
and they realized this was no RELIC
they had been TRANSPORTED
through a portal
way back into
the past

Written by Susan Eileen Jizba
Weaver & Wordsmith…….The Weaver Of Words
…give me 15 words and I’ll tell you a tale….

link to Etsy’s Trendsetting Treasury’s Scavenger Hunt Game:

link to this Treasury on Etsy:

link to Marci’s Beautiful Shop 3pearls:

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