BROWN MOUNTAIN CURSE

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.

125 10 October 11th 2015

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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Copyright © 2015 Written by Jessie Cross ~ All rights reserved

 

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