Friday Fictioneers is hosted by the wonderful Rochelle, the undisputed master of what I call Sound Bite Fiction.
She sets the weekly challenge, and the standard.
This week’s photo prompt comes from her Canuck cohort, Dale Rogerson, who has apparently spent yet another night on the tiles.
The idea, as always, is to write a story of around 100 words based on this picture, below.
Click here to hear the writer read his words:
I was happy on the high plateau.
The sun shone every day in a blue and cloudless sky.
There were wild flowers and butterflies and rabbits, and birds that sweetly sang.
I had found Paradise.
Then one day I saw the mountain.
I was enchanted by its possibilities, and started to climb.
The views grew ever more beautiful until I reached the top.
From there I could see the whole world, magnificent beyond words.
My senses reeled, and I was afraid.
I saw beneath me a gigantic chasm, deeper and darker than death.
And I yearned for the high plateau.