Unfortunately, I didn't get a chance to write for Susan's Microfiction Monday, but I did drop a little ditty on First 50, where Virginia also posted the Mystery Hole photo and prompt.
The stories people have come up with for this photo are fun reading. Go visit Susan and First 50 to read what creative ideas were inspired by the photo. Maybe you could write a story or poem yourself about it? Here's what I wrote on First 50:
He was an old-style hippie, she was a modern flower child.
They were drivin’ east on 60, across the Midland Trail.
She said, look what’s that? It’s just a quonset hut.
You wanna stop and see? She said I gotta pee.
He was just a little high, so he drove right inside.
Classic stuff! Right. While writing it, I could hear a John Prine-like tune in my head. Strange what a photo can do.
I have yet to visit the Mystery Hole. They are open in tourist season which is my busiest time of year. Maybe this year I'll be able to stop and meander through the wonders of this optical illusion paradise (or nightmare, depending on your point of view).