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The Curious Case Of The Mysterious Photograph.

By Tooma

"When Lady Highcliff decided to have Old Sir Magnus' writing bureau fixed, after years of the drawers sticking and the roll-top clattering shut all of a sudden and without warning, even when no one was near the desk, her curiosity reached its peak. One drawer in particular drew her ineluctably time and time again. No matter how often she struggled trying to open it, it remained firmly shut. There appeared to be no locking mechanism, and no sign of glue or fixative that would have explained why this little drawer would not budge.

Then something very odd happened (oddness does abound at Highcliff Manor). As Lady Verity stood in front of the desk, her eyes fixed on the little drawer, while talking on the telephone to the furniture specialist who was planning on collecting the desk just the very next afternoon, she heard a small but distinct click. It was loud enough to interrupt her conversation and she knew instantly from where it came. Her hand, without hesitation, reached for the small drawer. It opened! Inside was this photograph and nothing more. On the back there was a note, and she recognised the handwriting from the Highcliff family Bible. It was written by her Husband's Great Grandfather, Lord Montgomery Magnus Highcliff.

It read, "The secret shall remain. Lord preserve us. No word of this shall pass my lips, from now till I am silenced by the grave. The dread shall hang over us no more. 'Tis ended, pray it be so, 'tis ended."

An empty drawer, save for this strange, oddly posed, unnatural looking photograph with the puzzling and disturbing message written on the back. Lady Verity could not help but be taken aback at the resemblance to herself that the woman in the image bore. So many questions. What was the woman pointing at? Who was she? Why was this picture locked away with this unsettling note scribbled on the back?.....Yes, so many questions......."

This is a collaborative digital composite pic with the concept and the large bulk of the work carried out by MO; I took the shot of Lady Verity a few years ago, I'm not nicknamed Lichfield for nothing you know, which she has manipulated a fair bit along with everything else.

V1 shows a close-up of the note on the reverse of the photograph.

Tags: Digital art Mo Humour and fun Composite image

Voters: Granddad, Toobi_Won, newbe2 and 30 more

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18 Aug 2019 12:28AM
Nice set


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Chinga Plus
9 3 1 United Kingdom
18 Aug 2019 12:56AM
An image with a story... Great image, great write up...
Isabel GrinGrin
taggart Plus
15 47 13 United States
18 Aug 2019 2:12AM
I love a mystery-- This is a superb start!
18 Aug 2019 9:02AM
An excellent and superbly created lead image, Tom - wonderful teamwork!!
An interesting, well written and gripping narrative, too.
I hope the sombre looking Lady Highcliff managed to stay on the path side of the fence!!

18 Aug 2019 10:10AM
A wonderful chapter of the goings on at Highcliff Manor , looking forward to the full story , excellent work Mo & Tom !!!
bluesandtwos 10 409 1 England
18 Aug 2019 12:19PM
No award to give, but most award worthy it is, and sadly no time at present to add my own tuppence worth to this masterful image and dialogue. Sad

Time and circumstance will change though, hopefully soon!

Beautifully compiled picture, and of course, great story line. Smile

Keep 'em coming.

mac Plus
18 3 Scotland
18 Aug 2019 12:20PM
The mystery deepens---how will it end? An intriguing story with a similar write-up. A very good composite image, which shows all the hallmarks of Mo's handiwork but with images from Tom. When's the next episode due?
18 Aug 2019 10:50PM
Glad to make it 30 - will catch up tomorrow! G. SmileSmileSmile
bluesandtwos 10 409 1 England
19 Aug 2019 6:57AM
One to give, and here it is! Grin

24 Sep 2019 8:26AM


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