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The Quest

In a movie I saw as a boy, there was a mystical cave hidden behind a waterfall. I remember how eagerly I quested that summer, how I found nothing but slippery rock faces.

Lying here, cold and tired, I sometimes wonder… What would I have found behind the next one?


This story was based on the prompt “waterfall” at TypeTrigger.

Tale of Wonder

The ancient bard settled more comfortably into his furs and breathed in deeply. The air held the scent of pine needles, campfire smoke, and eager anticipation.

His audience held their breaths with rapt attention, awaiting the bard’s words of adventure, beauty, and wisdom.

The bard opened his mouth to begin…

@gameking218: “I forgot the Smores,” he said. Everyone up and left.

@VikkieTheMimm: …but alas, he’d lost his voice. Darn that Mage Flu.


What happens next? Write your own conclusion to this story and either write in a comment or send it to me via Twitter at @50wordstories. Your conclusion must be ten words or less!

I’ll add in responses as I receive them, though I may make some edits of my own before including them.