The sage of Kanchenjunga considered the prostrate figure.
“Your offerings, O wise one!” The writer shivered. “Vermilion from India, a blue lily from the Nile, and a piano ballad from Tuscany. Now will inspiration be mine?”
The sage beamed. “Yes. Throw them away and write about your travels.”
If only it were that easy! Where is this sage?
The writer was pretty desperate I think 🙂
This was a clever, and funny take on the prompts. I really liked the way you captured what feels like the plight of all writers!
Thank you, Asha! I guess it stemmed from my own inability to come up with something in response to the prompts 🙂
The sage pronounced a wise advice.
Indeed. Thank you, Kalpana.
So unique. Is there a reason you chose a Sage of Kanchenjunga?
P.S. seems like you have no need for such appeasement strategies!
The story in my head really started with the guy trudging through a snowy mountain to meet this sage. Couldn’t fit that in with the tight word-limit, so I thought Kanchenjunga would explain it. Didn’t mean for it to sound like an appeasement strategy, but I get what you mean. Thank you, Anusha!
Not sure if you understood me – I thought your writing doesn’t allow the reader to think you could possibly be in the same situation as your protagonist. It was a compliment! Now I’m embarrassed that I couldn’t communicate effectively. 😅
Clearly I was having a brain fart! Sorry, Anusha ❤️
Ha! The sage is onto something. 🙂
Haha! Thank you, Christine!
Fantastic appealing piece for us writers 🙂 well done 🙂
Thank you, Josh! 🙂
Unexpected and so smart, Hema! Three offering from three lands did not even please the sage:)
Thank you, Sara. The sage wanted this guy to travel, to broaden his horizons, those were really the offerings he wanted 🙂
Hehe! Great take on the prompt! I can’t even begin to say how often I do the weekly fiction prompt to only drop it completely once I started.
Aww Thank you, Mel! I’ve done that too.
Really clever use of the prompt! Nice job fitting a complete story into this tiny lil micro!
Thank you, Laura!
““Yes. Throw them away and write about your travels.”
I would have thrown the offerings at his head. LOL Loved this punch line.
Haha! Me too! What a cheeky fellow the sage is!
You are a clever bunny with going with a comedic approach that is like nothing else on the grid.
Thank you, Tara 🙂 I was so blocked when I saw these prompts. The story stemmed from that, I guess!