Thanks to https://rochellewisofffields.wordpress.com/ for this prompt! I wasn’t sure what to do with it, and still am a little lost. But hey, it’s writing, and I wrote it.
PHOTO PROMPT – © Kent Bonham
“You’re sure it’s safe out there?” Asked the young man, shouldering his pack full of camping gear. His wife stood next to him just outside the store, grinning.
Milly smiled, conscious of her missing teeth. “Safe as you were in your mammy’s arms, I wager,” she said as she glanced over their shoulders, noting the sinking sun. “Best you be off now afore dark,” she turned to close and lock the doors to her shop.
The happy couple hurried off toward their jeep as Milly stared at the garlic hanging above her door, wreathing her in its presence and protection.