Today, Sunday, is dedicated to writing for Sunday Photo Fiction, which is hosted now by Joe Owens. This is a flash fiction challenge where you are to write a story using about 200 words. Your story incorporates the photo into your bit of flash. And, this is my story!
The trip was going to take us eleven miles out to ancient ruins. We were to get there by horseback. The mare that they gave me had a foal that was about four weeks old. She did not want to leave the baby behind. However, our guide took the reins and led me away.
I found myself following the others, zigzagging our way through a mostly dry riverbed. The air was hot and dry. We stopped to rest the horses along an area of the river where there were willows that gave us shade.
Continuing on to our destination, the hours drifted by. As we rounded a corner along the riverbed, the ruins came into view. I must say that they were impressive.
To get to them, we had to climb a dead tree that leaned up against the cliff. Cut branches made an ingenious ladder allowing us access to the ruins. I was amazed that I was climbing a tree the same way the people who used to live here did.
We listened to our guide as he spoke about the totem poles. “This is a wooéex’ totem pole. Now that we have you here, you will never leave…”
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Thank you Joe for hosting this flash fiction challenge! And, thank you dear reader for taking the time to drop on by for a quick read! Have a splendid Sunday and be well… ^..^