May 23, 2022, prompt: In 99 words (no more, no less), write a story using the phrase “well’s gone dry.” Is it a real well or a metaphorical well? Why is it dry? What is the consequence and to whom? Go where the prompt leads!
I had planned this pilgrimage for a year A sacred well, 140 mile walk Could take a week My father told me about it To drink from it, brings good luck I need some The trek hard, my feet blistered My back broken The scenery beautiful So many birds I had never seen Camping at night, early morning pilgrims Walking down, their faces grim I thought little of it, except the walk had been tough Then a couple told me the well's gone dry I continued, disappointed, however I was still hoping to hear the whisper from the well… ©AnitaDawes2022