The vale

Of sticks and stones,

Of fairies and elves,

the vale of lumequies is known.

Of chalk as cheese,

Of sand as sugar,

tea is served in the vale of lumequies.

Of boulders and sturdy trees,

Of trickling streams and chirping birds,

the tunes of lumequies vale resounds.

Of spinning wheels and pirate ships,

Of rustling bushes and secret missions,

adventures abound in lumequies vale.

Of wee lads and lasses,

Of daydreams and spirited play,

the vale of lumequies welcomes all.

Of memories from eons ago

when the mind ruled

and reality was a dream.

The vale of my youth.

Thanks to Piya Singh for this week's photo prompt.
Copyright Piya Singh

Written for Friday fictioneers a writing challenge hosted by Rochelle. The picture was provided by Piya Singh and the task is to write a 100 words story inspired by it. Thanks Rochelle for hosting the challenge. Thank you for stopping by… do click on the link to read other stories. And the last picture is just because …. adventure is everywhere. Written also for the discover weekly challenge adventure)

Lumequies is a made up word from two Latin words (lumen and quies)

Copyright Chioma Nwafor



45 thoughts on “The vale

  1. Dear Chioma,

    Your poem puts me in a little in mind of the poem “The Walrus and the Carpenter”…”of shoes and ships and sealing wax…of cabbages and kings.” Quite imaginative. The little cutie in the picture you as a child or perhaps your own daughter? Nicely done.



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  2. Hi Chioma,

    Alas, my mind has become corrupted by TV culture, now the word “Vale” will always remind me of Game of Thrones. 😀

    I admire how you write properly, mindfully selecting words as you go along.

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