50 Word Thursday — The Long, Lonely Road

CCC2B440-D029-4650-A318-431AF1EF6DE2He built his fires in a thousand places and slept on the banks of rivers. The grass grew over his tracks, but he knew where they were when he came again.

But now he was taking a different, long, lonely road; it was time for him to make new tracks.

(50 words)


Written for this week’s 50 Word Thursday prompt from Kristian at Tales From the Mind of Kristian. The idea is to use the image above (unattributed), along with the line, “He built his fires in a thousand places and slept on the banks of rivers. The grass grew over his tracks, but he knew where they were when he came again” from The Shiralee by D’arcy Niland, and to write a post that must be between 50 and 250 words, in 50 word increments.

9 thoughts on “50 Word Thursday — The Long, Lonely Road

  1. cagedunn September 8, 2019 / 8:10 pm

    It looks like the sort of road I’ve seen a few times … and the Shiralee is about an Australian swag, so maybe it is one of those tracks, but recently graded, not too many corrugations – all the bumps in the road are hidden, so far.

    I hope he enjoys making those new tracks, as long as he doesn’t go too far astray. There’s a lot of emptiness out there, nothing but tracks that go nowhere, come from nothing, and offer less than a hint of promise.

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    • Fandango September 8, 2019 / 8:28 pm

      Your tale sounds more interesting than mine! Well told. 👏

      Liked by 1 person

  2. Marilyn Armstrong September 9, 2019 / 6:27 pm

    Another bright and cheerful post? The long and lonely road. But gee, at the end, you can buy the farm!

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