The Eye in the Sky


PHOTO PROMPT © Roger Bultot

“Why are you trembling?”

Luke shook his head.  He never could talk all that well.  Mary had wanted him tested, but John refused.

“If this is what the Lord wanted for Luke, how is it ours to question?”

In the three months Luke had been with their family, John had given him private lessons in the church’s rotunda as Mary attended service.

This time, John was sick leaving her alone with the boy.

As they entered the huge oval, Luke cowered.

“What’s wrong?”

“John says God is watching.”

Following Luke’s finger pointed to the skylight, Mary noticed the staring eye.


The first thing I saw in this photo was a giant eye.  I wanted to talk about it, but couldn’t get it quite right.  Oh well, I hope you enjoyed.


Word count = 100

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40 thoughts on “The Eye in the Sky

    1. trentpmcd Post author

      He may become more articulate as time goes on – hopefully. I understand “God is watching” is a common theme in most religions, but I don’t think a culture of fear is. When religions are full of fear, it is so people can control other people and has nothing to do with a High Authority.


    1. trentpmcd Post author

      Ah, thanks for catching the typo. Yes, I believe a child like that would see the eye, and if a very strict religious person, the fire and brimstone type, kept telling him that God is always watching and that you can’t escape his eye… I’d be scared too!

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    1. trentpmcd Post author

      Not trying to find fault in anybody’s religion, but John may be a little over the top here… (or a lot over the top.) Yes, Mary needs to put her foot down and have Luke tested and make sure he isn’t afraid of the universe… Thanks.


    1. trentpmcd Post author

      It’s about what we see… and what see’s us ;) I’m just going off to read the some of the others and see if there are any “nays”, or perhaps architectural references as opposed to eyes.

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