stained glass roof at burgh island

Stained glass shattering

How often do you look up? Think about it, really think about it. We are so used to looking down at phones or devices. People are frequently looking ahead to see where they are going. Occasionally we look to the right or left because we’re chatting with someone beside us. But we rarely look up, unless it’s for a specific purpose.

This week’s writing prompt is designed to encourage you to think about what happens when you look up.

All the photo’s this month come from Burgh Island of Agatha Christie fame. I went with a friend for lunch one day about ten years ago and had fun wandering around capturing the essence of the building and island. Lunch wasn’t bad either.

Please feel free to leave your first line, paragraph or even title in the comments below. You could even craft a complete piece of flash fiction for this year’s Hysteria Writing Competition.

stained glass window light


And here’s my effort .. please be kind 🙂

I looked up just in time to catch the light refracting through the stained glass before it shattered into a million pieces as a meteorite hurtled through. I was lucky not to be badly hurt. The paramedics were surprised I had walked away with barely a scratch. I wasn’t so sure it was luck. The eye that had winked at me through the window the split second before impact made me wonder just who had been watching and protecting me. A step to the left or right and I would probably be dead!


  1. I tend to look up from phone if my loveable Jack/Dashound pup Daisy nips my toex

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