Friday Fictioneer – Gone

Gone Trish Nankivell

Photo prompt @ Trish Nankivell

“They were never seen again,” drawled our loquacious guide, pulling up to the homestead of the abandoned cattle station. The hottest spot for paranormal activity in the southern hemisphere, so said the brochure.

“GONE fishing, GONE troppo, GONE to God. Take yer pick,” he continued. “Never seen again. The locals put it up. The sign. In memoriam, like.”

Twenty-five ghost hunting fanatics stagger from the steaming minibus, dodgy aircon still cranking, every one covered in red dust.

“Inside, cold beers and iced water. In yer go.”

The last to enter the house, I watched him drive away.

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

34 thoughts on “Friday Fictioneer – Gone

    • You’re welcome! My husband went on a 10 day outback drive in November. Needed to get out of the office after being stuck so much this year. He visited several pastoral stations and slept in his swag.
      He said that he drove past this sign and kept thinking about it. About 2km down the road he thought “that’s a great writing prompt for Trish”. So he turned around and took the photo.
      Great husband, hey?

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