My friend Stu has chosen me to participate in The Eclectic Contrarian‘s Tell The Story Challenge.
Stu, thank you so much for thinking of me and asking me to participate
You can read Stu’s post here: Stu’s Story Challenge
Here are the rules John (The Electric Contrarian) set up:
Write a story about the picture you’re given.
Select 3 nominees
Give them a new picture
Here is the picture Stu gave us:
After a few hours of study, and a lot of coffee, I knew the answer to this mystery was finally at hand.
“Did you notice how many prints were in the dark sand as compared to the light?” I asked my partner, Luna.
“Yes! Of course I did! What is so important about it?” she replied.
“I don’t believe it was anything local. On this particular planet, we know from past experience that all Taroloks have three toes, and are deathly afraid of dark ground, correct?”
“Notice that none of the prints in the shadows have toes. These are not Taroloks! I’ve seen these prints before in an old Earth scribe, or book, as they used to be called. These tracks, the ones in the shadows, are those of the Minotaur. And, unless I’m wrong, we need to get back to the shuttle and get the hells off this planet before they come back!”
“Well, you don’t have to tell me twice!”
Back in the shuttle Luna leans over to pour a long swig of her favorite adult beverage and asks, “What exactly is a Minotaur?”
I just laughed…
Maybe it’s not exactly the rules, but I’d like anyone who feels like writing to do so with the picture below: