#writephoto / Weekend Writing Prompt — Down to the Catacombs

“I double dog dare you,” Billy said.

“No way I’m going down there,” Freddy replied. “There are skulls and bones and snakes and rats down in those catacombs”

“Are you chicken?” Billy laughed, making the sound of a chicken clucking. “Pretend you’re Indiana Jones and take a look around. Maybe there’s something valuable down there. Take this flashlight.”

“If you’re so brave, let’s go down there together,” Freddy suggested.

“No way I’m going down there,” Billy said.

(Exactly 77 words)

Written for KL Caley’s #writephoto prompt. Photo by KL Caley. And for Sammi Cox’s Weekend Writing Prompt, where the word is “catacomb” in exactly 77 words.

14 thoughts on “#writephoto / Weekend Writing Prompt — Down to the Catacombs

    • Fandango March 19, 2022 / 7:04 pm

      Who knows what they might have discovered?

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  1. Bill March 19, 2022 / 3:44 pm

    I agree. Let the dead be… But then, the cemetery was a fun place to play when I was young.

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  2. Jake Cosmos Aller March 19, 2022 / 5:05 pm

    The first time I contributed, but I have been following your site via pensively 101 for about a year.

    There are gateways
    To other worlds
    Hidden all over the world

    Sam Adams
    Was a researcher
    For the Cosmos Institute

    And was tracking
    All the rumored gateways
    He found one in SF

    A doorway to hell
    Beneath the city streets
    In the tenderloin

    He went to the door
    And opened it
    And saw the entrance
    To hell

    He entered the gateway
    Slowly walking down the stairs
    Never to be seen again.

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    • Fandango March 19, 2022 / 7:51 pm

      So hell is beneath the Tenderloin section of San Francisco, huh? Good to know! And thanks for reading my blog.


  3. Carol anne March 19, 2022 / 7:30 pm

    Lol don’t blame him, I wouldn’t go down there either…I’m too chicken…xoxox

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  4. Sadje March 19, 2022 / 8:28 pm

    Both the prompts for in do well.

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  5. Marleen March 19, 2022 / 11:22 pm

    In an unlikely turn of events, I’m laughing at the picture. I was reminded, in the last few minutes, that basic geometry is a challenge around here. The photo is not of simple geometry, but is not terribly complicated either. I was somewhat mesmerized the first time I saw it… a day or two ago. The inside of a front door is going to be painted. How can that be occasion for confusion or an argument? Oh… yeah… remember the hours-long loss of sense over parallelograms v rectangles v a basic quadrilateral? Shit. Here we are again. Oh, and symmetrical. Jeez

    Imagine trying to have a conversation with someone who likes to think of himself as a genius but who has to be reminded that these words have meanings. I didn’t say “symmetrical” just for the fun of hearing the phonemes coming out of my mouth, but because this side should ordinarily match that side. (Now, if he was planning something like sunflowers* on one side on purpose, it could be a different thing. That’s not what is occurring. He’s not thinking ahead.) Imagine trying to have a conversation with someone who at all feels compulsed to view himself a “genius.”

    * [or if he was going Escher-ish]

    {It’s something to have tested a certain way sometime in one’s life — if that’s even a thing that actually happened for you and this isn’t just another word with no definition — while It’s quite another situation to decide (in either case and no matter which), I have near zero room for interaction and discussion; if there is space for that, it’s an existential crisis moment.}

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  6. Nope, Not Pam March 20, 2022 / 2:34 am

    Wouldn’t catch me going down there either 😊

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  7. ben Alexander March 20, 2022 / 9:07 am

    This is so easy for me to picture! 🙂 Well written, Sir!


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    • Fandango March 20, 2022 / 3:55 pm

      Thanks. I appreciate that.


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