Friday Fictioneers – Holiday Town

PHOTO PROMPT © Sandra Crook

There is a castle on the hill. Of course. Bright pennants fly from its turrets, and tin men issue from its gates for quests and feats of derring-do.

There’s a dragon in the valley, puffing great gouts of fire. Naturally.

There will be a bay with a captured treasure ship riding at anchor. I can’t spy it yet but I know it’s there.

And there’ll be a princess, awaiting rescue from the evil baron. That’s what princesses are for. And she’ll swoon and love me.

The summer hols stretch ahead as far as the imagination can see.


Friday fictioneers is a weekly challenge set by Rochelle Wisoff Fields to write a 100-word story in response to a photo prompt. You can find other stories here

74 thoughts on “Friday Fictioneers – Holiday Town

  1. With the rather knowing opening “There is a castle on the hill. Of course,” this reads like the last school holiday before the boy becomes a man and loses the riches of an imagined future for the struggle and heartache of real life. Enjoy it while it lasts, son!

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  2. A lovely tale with so much imagination! It reminded me of summer holidays with my two older brothers. The photo of the train did make me think of a dragon too, steam from its snout with the castle looking on. =)

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