#writephoto — The Castle Steps

“Well this looks interesting,” Todd said to his two friends as they stood at the opening in the old castle wall that seemed to lead down a set of stone steps to an underground tunnel or chamber. “Who’s ready to follow me down those steps and explore whatever is down there?”

“Are you sure it’s safe to go down there?” Mary asked.

“I agree,” Brad said, “it looks a little sketchy to me.”

“You two are such a disappointment,” Todd said. “Can’t you see how discovering what these steps lead to is our destiny? I say we head on in without any further delay.”

“So what’s your plan, Todd!” Brad asked.

“I don’t need no stinkin’ plan, Bro,” Todd said. “Let’s just wing it, okay?”

“You two macho men can go down there by yourselves. I am not going to risk life and limb on this cockamamie misadventure. Who knows what will befall you if you go down there?” Mary said. “Besides, if I stay behind, when you get stuck or injured down there, I’ll be here to call for help.”

“Mary, you astonish me,” Todd exclaimed. “I thought you were adventurous.”

“I am, but I’m not foolhardy,” Mary said.

Todd and Brad stepped through the opening and started down the stone steps. That’s when Mary heard the screams. Then she heard Brad yell up at her, “Mary, get help quick!”

Written for KL Caley’s #writephoto prompt. Photo credit: KL Caley. Also for Jim Adams’ Thursday Inspiration prompt, where the theme is “follow.”Also for these daily prompts: Word of the Day Challenge (disappointment), Ragtag Daily Prompt (destiny), The Daily Spur (delay), Fandango’s One-Word Challenge (wing), Your Daily Word Prompt (astonish), and MMA Storytime (exclaim).

Three Line Tales — Motocross Confusion

“I need to get in more practice, Steve, if I’m going to have any chance of making it through the first round of elimination races at the motocross competition this weekend,” Butch said.

“Butch,” his best friend Steve said, “given the cycle you’re on and what you’re practicing, I think you’re confusing motocross, which is an off-road, dirt bike competition, with motorcycle stunt riding, which involves acrobatic stunts such as wheelies, stoppies, and burnouts on street-legal cycles.”

“Dammit, dude,” Butch said, “why didn’t you tell me that sooner before I wasted all this time practicing my street bike stunts?”

Written for Sonya’s Three Line Tales prompt. Photo credit: Raul De Los Santos at Unsplash.

FOWC with Fandango — Wing

FOWCWelcome to July 8, 2021 and to Fandango’s One-Word Challenge (aka, FOWC). It’s designed to fill the void after WordPress bailed on its daily one-word prompt.

I will be posting each day’s word just after midnight Pacific Time (US).

Today’s word is “wing.”

Write a post using that word. It can be prose, poetry, fiction, non-fiction. It can be any length. It can be just a picture or a drawing if you want. No holds barred, so to speak.

Once you are done, tag your post with #FOWC and create a pingback to this post if you are on WordPress. Please check to confirm that your pingback is there. If not, please manually add your link in the comments.

And be sure to read the posts of other bloggers who respond to this prompt. You will marvel at their creativity.