Fandango’s prompt today is wagon. Oh, the places my mind could have gone with it…a horror story about the meat wagon, a historical piece involving the paddy wagon, or even a children’s story about a Radio Flyer red wagon. Oh, the places it could have gone, but where did it go first instead? Here:

Damn you Hollywood!

Our Last Hope


It was difficult, on the whole, to know how reliable they might be but we had to try. Our people depended on the knowledge of the ancients. We sent three of our finest virgins to beg for the sphinx’s assistance as instructed by the Book of Wisdom. Each girl lied.

This 50-word short was written for 50 Word Thursday.