#99Word Stories; Some Place Remote

The August 1, 2022 story challenge from Charli Mills at Carrot Ranch is to: Write a story that features someplace remote in 99 words (no more, no less). It can be a wild sort of terrain or the distance between people. What is the impact of a remote place? Go where the prompt leads! Submit at Carrot Ranch by August 6, 2022.

Alone Time by D. Avery

The bottle was old and weathered, but still. He’d just go even farther off-trail to find the unlittered, unpeopled remoteness he sought.
Time passed quickly but drinking the last of his water he realized he’d walked for miles. So he was surprised to see the discarded bottle again. Hadn’t he been walking straight away from it and the trail? Now he’d just have to walk straight back toward the trail.
When he saw the old bottle a third time his stomach lurched. This time he saw the skeleton with its grinning skull.
No one heard him laughing at himself.

Be sure to go to Carrot Ranch to read the complete “Sweet As Cherries” collection from last week. And there’s always the Ranch Yarns with Kid and Pal’s responses HERE.

33 thoughts on “#99Word Stories; Some Place Remote

  1. Oh that horrid feeling of realising you’ve already been by there…. or what looks very much like for, if he really has been going in circles, the skeleton would have appeared more than once! So many things this could be!

    Liked by 1 person

  2. Pingback: Remote Collection « Carrot Ranch Literary Community

  3. A creepy tale of being lost, but I kept thinking, … if he had taken care if his rubbish better, he may just have enjoyed the journey. Maybe something was trying to tell him to pick that bottle up, a spooky eco warrior. Xx

    Liked by 2 people

Leave a Reply

Fill in your details below or click an icon to log in:

WordPress.com Logo

You are commenting using your WordPress.com account. Log Out /  Change )

Twitter picture

You are commenting using your Twitter account. Log Out /  Change )

Facebook photo

You are commenting using your Facebook account. Log Out /  Change )

Connecting to %s