Rochelle – thanks for hosting this 100 word story challenge. A seasonal photo prompt this week, a table piled high with woolly hats, courtesy of Bjorn Rudberg
Here’s my story.
Found my alpaca wool hat, bottom of the drawer bought from a back street stall in Lima. Reds, greens, blues, big rough stitches, bands of colour, smell the earthy wool, scratchy, pulled down over my ears as we climb up the steep mountain path.
The air sharp and pure, distant bells tolling, the sound swallowed up in the huge high space above the mountainside. No need to talk much. Hungry ? How far to get food? Can you smell wood smoke ?
Wish I could fly like that condor and melt into this limitless horizon.
December 30, 2017 at 7:06 am
so cool how you let us feel the hat going on and embrace all that and then the second half brought us to adventure with the hat – could almost smell the smoke
December 30, 2017 at 3:45 pm
Glad you liked the story.
December 31, 2017 at 1:51 am
December 26, 2017 at 2:42 pm
You had us right there with you, experiencing the trek. Well done.
December 29, 2017 at 1:53 pm
Thank you – glad you felt involved in the story. That’s what I was hoping for.
Happy New Year !
December 26, 2017 at 10:24 am
I liked the story with its great descriptions, Francine. Good writing Season’s Greetings! 🙂 — Suzanne
December 29, 2017 at 1:54 pm
Thank you for your appreciation – pleased you liked the descriptions. Happy New Year !
December 24, 2017 at 10:37 am
Great descriptions, those hats put me in mind of mountain life as well. Have a good Christmas
December 29, 2017 at 1:56 pm
Thank you for your feedback. Mountains and high altitude seemed the strongest feeling to me, Happy New Year !
December 29, 2017 at 1:58 pm
You’re welcome and happy New Year to you
December 24, 2017 at 4:43 am
Fabulous descriptive story. Very nice indeed.
December 29, 2017 at 1:57 pm
Thanks for your appreciation. Bit of wishful thinking on my part, I think. Happy new Year !
December 23, 2017 at 9:00 pm
I think you made me dream for mountains too… what a memory can do.
December 29, 2017 at 1:59 pm
You’re right, surprises me sometimes what dreams & memories can do. Happy New Year !
December 23, 2017 at 3:44 pm
Wow! A tight little story told in less than 100-words. Well done.
December 29, 2017 at 2:00 pm
Thank you for your feedback – glad you liked it. I like the 100 word challenge don’t you… no room for spare words. Happy New Year !
December 23, 2017 at 12:37 pm
Your story has me scratching my head. Not because I didn’t understand but because your vivid descriptions made my head itch. Going to pour another cup of hot coffee. Loved the last line. Well done.
December 29, 2017 at 2:02 pm
Thank you Rochelle. The power of words and images can be amazing can’t they. Happy New Year !
December 23, 2017 at 5:53 am
Now I want to go to the mountains too 🙂
December 29, 2017 at 2:03 pm
That’s great – hope you get to visit a mountain soon. Happy New Year !
December 22, 2017 at 11:40 pm
A snapshot of a traveller, nicely done.
December 29, 2017 at 2:04 pm
Thank you – glad it worked for you. Happy new Year !
December 22, 2017 at 4:19 pm
December 29, 2017 at 2:05 pm
Thank you.. Happy New Year !