FFfAW — Cave Drawings

0CD8683C-0400-46CA-BF84-355B61BD47B3Harold ran back to his group of explorer scouts. Out of breath, he screamed at the others to follow him. The other explorer scouts and the scout leader, Steve, ran with Harold until they reached the the vertical, clay-colored rock wall.

“Look at these rock carvings,” Harold said, excitedly pointing at the images. He turned to Steve and asked him if he knew who might have made the carvings.

Steve moved in for a closer look. After inspecting the carvings, he stepped back and said, “Yes, boys, this is the work of the Anasazi culture. They inhabited this region more than two millennia ago and left us the magnificent ruins at Mesa Verde and other sites.”

One of the younger scouts stepped forward and said, “I don’t think so.”

“Why would you say that?” Steve asked.

“Just look closely,” he said. “The guy is carrying a briefcase and he’s standing next to an open laptop on a desk.”

“Yeah,” said another boy. “There’s the screen and the keyboard with a track pad.”


“Oops,” said Steve.

(174 words)

Written for this week’s Flash Fiction for Aspiring Writers from Priceless Joy.

15 thoughts on “FFfAW — Cave Drawings

  1. Michael November 14, 2017 / 4:32 am

    Ha great take on it…all it needed was a ‘Fred woz ere’

    Liked by 1 person

  2. michael1148humphris November 14, 2017 / 8:04 am

    Perhaps boys the Anasazi people were visited by visitors from outer space,😊

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    • Fandango November 14, 2017 / 9:12 am

      Maybe that’s where they got the inspiration for their ancient rock carvings!


  3. Sight11 November 14, 2017 / 8:20 am

    It’s looking more like a commode with water closet..

    Liked by 1 person

  4. Priceless Joy November 14, 2017 / 4:03 pm

    Hahahahaha! How embarrassing! Obviously it isn’t old ancient Anasazi drawings. Great story!

    Liked by 1 person

  5. thebackyardpoet November 15, 2017 / 6:00 am

    Goes to show us that everything can be easily interpreted to what the viewer wants to see.

    Liked by 1 person

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