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The Lost City — A Picture Challenge

Kristian, from Tales from the Mind of Kristian, has challenged me to write a story to the above picture. Click on the link to take you to Kristian’s story if you want to see his take on it!

The rules of the challenge are:

The challenge is to write a piece of historical fiction about this picture.

150 word limit

Try not to use the words tree & green.

Tag 3 people to use the same genre of writing and this photo to create a post.


Waking up with raging headaches, both men struggled to open their eyes, as a radiant white light felt like it was burning their skin. The ground was trembling and a godawful crunching racket made their throbbing skulls almost disintegrate. What was going on???

Carstairs and Carruthers were able to force their eyes open. The sound was coming from the left. They saw a monstrous sinewy grey claw grab hold of a clump of grey, moss-covered buildings in the lost city and pull them loose from their stone foundations. Chunks of stone went flying, as did stone dust and other debris. Slowly their eyes traveled up, to see who or what the possessor of the claw was.

Their screams died in their ragged throats as an extraterrestial that looked like part elephant and part great white shark met their eyes. It was the beginning of another Kaiju invasion!

I’m not tagging 3 people, but please feel free to take on the challenge and write a story!


18 thoughts on “The Lost City — A Picture Challenge

    1. Coffee, I’m still working on getting PC based Skype, it’s just that my satellite internet speed is so slow that it times out while trying to load it. The web-based skype doesn’t support audio. I may try to load it on my phone, which is faster. Will keep you posted. Do you have some questions set up for me?

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