SUNDAY PHOTO FINISH ….OCTOBER 11, 2015
Photo Fiction is a weekly writing challenge where a photo is used as a prompt for a piece of fiction using around 200 words. The piece doesn’t have to centre around exactly what the photo is, it can be just used as a basis for a story. This photo is one I love from when I went to Hardknott Pass, Cumbria in 2014 for a friend’s wedding.
BROWN MOUNTAIN CURSE
After traveling for three days on the tour everyone was still excited and happy.
On the fourth day, not only did the scenery change from a lush green mountain to a dull brownish colored mountain, but everyone on the bus seemed to change as well.
They seemed on edge and began to bicker back and forth at each other.
I had heard of the Brown Mountain Curse, but it was my first time to drive a tour bus on the brown mountain.
I knew that our mirror neurons could foster our ability to empathize with the emotions we observe in others, so I had everyone get off the bus as I handed them a cool drink. Then, I asked each person to share a joyful event in their life and before everyone had a turn doing this, I noticed a great change in their mood.
Everyone was back to being happy and I felt the Brown Mountain Curse was now lifted and we continued on our tour.
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