The Troupe.


Photocopy right:

Photocopy right: Yinglan

The troupe came over the hills under my guidance, singers, musicians, and acrobat’s, my friend Dom was our guide. He knew these troubled lands well. So we avoided the black wolf clan and reached Einar’s house safely. None knew our real purpose. That night Karr laughed and relaxed, just as I had intended. The food and mead flowed freely and contentment filled the longhouse.

The first part of my plan complete I introduced Acitore. Her dance reached all, and as they laughed they drank of her special mead; even the three who stood guard. Soon all slept. I was tempted to part Karr from his head but Dom said not. So we bound Karr and all his household, then pulled up the floor. The cage that held Viya was empty. It seemed that our mission had failed, but I would take Karr, when he woke he would talk.

Coffee and conversation at Filmore and Union

Coffee and conversation at Filmore and Union

This Post Has 15 Comments

  1. kittysverses

    A tale told well beyond the picture prompt. Nicely done.

    1. Michael Humphris

      Thank you so much

      1. kittysverses


  2. angietrafford

    This is very intriguing and I am sure it will make an excellent start to a longer story 🙂

    1. Michael Humphris

      Dom and some who travel with him, have figured in a story called [Dawn Rider] on my other web site, there is a link to that site from my main web page

  3. Chris C.

    Fascinating. Seems like someone is out for Karr’s blood, and hunting for someone. And probably Karr deserves it too.

    1. Michael Humphris

      What can I say, most of the story is still in my head, but I am expecting Karr to come to a sticky ending. I thank you for the feedback it is appreciated.

  4. Joan

    Haaaa, great story Michael

    1. Michael Humphris

      Thank you Joan, I do hope that I can develop/enlarge this story over time.

  5. Ellespeth

    Enjoyed where the photograph took your imagination…

    1. Michael Humphris

      Thank you so much Ellespeth, fortunately the photo inspired several story lines for me, which is not always the case.

  6. yarnspinnerr

    Dom is such a nice name. I often use him ……
    Nice tale – full of potential.

    1. Michael Humphris

      This Dom started of life a shape-shifter how had taken the form of a reindeer. My first two full length novels which lay abandoned in a draw employed several creatures with this magical ability.

      1. yarnspinnerr

        My Dom started as a spiritual cynic friend. I have seen this approach in many people and used it to address many prompts here.
        Thanks for the interaction … my curiosity is piqued … 🙂

        1. Michael Humphris

          Mine also

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