First, a note about this week. My sister is visiting from Michigan, so this holiday is extraordinary. I intend to spend as much time with her as possible, so I will be on a blog break until Sunday, December 1st. Please excuse me if I don’t reply or comment on your posts in a timely manner. I will disable comments on this post since commenting back will be difficult. I wish you in the US a very Happy Thanksgiving. I’ll be back with a Views of the Neighborhood on December 1st.
Now to today’s post
In Keith’s words.
“Using this photo (below) as inspiration, write a short story, flash fiction, scene, poem; anything, really; even just a caption for the photograph. Either put it (or a link to it) in a comment or email it to me at firstname.lastname@example.org before 6pm next Sunday (if you aren’t sure what the time is where I live, this link will tell you). If you post it on your own blog or site, a link to this page would be appreciated, but please do also mention it in a comment here.
Go on. You know you want to. Let your creativity and imagination soar. I shall display the entries next Monday.”
The Feckrwe Expedition by John W. Howell © 2019
“Who turned up the fog machine?”
“I was going to ask the same question.”
“Boys. Take it easy. The air just got a little warmer than the snow, so fog is formed.”
“Thanks, pop, but the information doesn’t help us see any better.”
“That’s just it. It doesn’t matter about the visibility. I’ve been over this area hundreds of times. It’s flat as a board. No fear of falling into a crevasse.”
“You just said ass. Heh, heh.”
“I just said a word that stands for a crack in the Earth’s crust that could be dangerous should you fall into it.”
“Heh, heh, heh.”
“You said crack.”
“Okay, let’s just keep on walking.”
“Where are we going?”
“I’m glad you finally asked. We are heading for Bald Mountain.”
“There is an old gold mine that I think will be pretty interesting.”
“Wow, that sounds exciting. How long till we get there?”
“I’m not sure.”
“Are we lost?”
“No. I just don’t know where we are exactly.”
“I see now why you named this expedition the way you did.”