Flying above the Colorado River near Austin, Texas.
The Friday Fictioneer Challenge: Write a 100-word story based on the photo.
An Unexpected Journey
Anne descended the stairs and stopped, as every inch of the lobby was occupied. A senior hiking club checking in, someone explained without her asking. A silver-haired woman approached her. “We want to be at the top before sundown. You’re welcome to come along.”
She murmured some excuse, returned to her room. Don’t these old people have anything better to do than to climb up the side of a cliff to see a sunset?
Laughter drifted up to her window. She looked out, saw them gathering for their sunset-seeking trek.
Grabbing her jacket, Anne ran after them. “Wait for me!”
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At the Western Horseman in Fort Worth, Texas.
The cold weather is late in arriving to central Texas but it finally made it. Our Bradford Pear had been blooming, taking advantage of the rains we had, followed by warm weather (still in November).