The foothills

Mountain plateau

Copyright – Danny Bowman

Boulders gradually emerged from the expanse of grasslands on the approach to the foothills.  As the wagon ascended along a winding road, Amadeo glanced at the mules; it would be a while before they reached Zenith.

“How much longer Amadeo?” Maya demanded.  “Why can’t I just use the dragon stone and…”

“You used it up last time; it needs to charge.  Just be patient.”

“Patient?  We’ve been on the road for weeks…”

As the road widened he tensed as he saw the familiar shape of a single triangular boulder sprouting from the otherwise flat plateau ahead.

“Woman, be quiet.”


About TheImaginator

35 year old sciolist living in Tokyo. I like swing dancing, Twitter word games, writing, using, reading, and watching movies. I write stuff on my blog occasionally.
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20 Responses to The foothills

  1. Kwadwo says:

    You keep us in suspense. What happens next.

  2. Is the rock good or bad? Do we forge ahead or retreat. Mysterious.

  3. Jan Brown says:

    Very suspenseful!!! The mysterious boulder in the photo prompt just became very intimidating! Curious to know what happens now….

  4. Crap! I thought we’d move past the need to charge things as we moved into the future, but I guess not. Sigh! 🙂


  5. Dear Imaginator,

    I’m intrigued by the dragon stone. It needs to be charged? Snappy dialogue.



  6. subroto says:

    Mysterious boulder ahead. Leaves you guessing at the end.

  7. JudahFirst says:

    Oooh, the suspense! I want more.

  8. I think the dragon-stone would have been a better choice.

  9. Well-written story with good dialogue and a great hook that makes the reader want to know more.

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