A deaf policeman heard the noise,
And came to arrest the two dead boys,
If you don't believe this story’s true,
Ask the blind man, he saw it too!
A paralysed donkey passing by,
Kicked the blind man in the eye,
Knocked him through a nine inch wall,
Into a dry ditch and drowned them all,
One was blind and the other couldn't, see
So they chose a dummy for a referee.
A blind man went to see fair play,
A dumb man went to shout "hooray!"
One fine day in the middle of the night,
Two dead boys got up to fight,
Back to back they faced each other,
Drew their swords and shot each other,
—One Fine Day in the Middle of the Night, Anonymous
Front Page Prompt
The past is full of opportunity, despite what some may say. The threads of history could have been pulled and tugged any which way at any given time. Write about places and institutions that could have been, but weren't.
This prompt's tag is "altplaces05." This prompt's start date is March 23rd, 2016
Entries for the Current Prompt:
Click Me: Orientation
The Wanderer's Library is a collaborative fiction exercise. It's a collection of stories that explore strange and fantastic corners of the world, hidden from ordinary eyes. Some of the stories take place in the distant past, taking the form of legends and fables. Others are from the modern day, hiding in the shadows just out of sight. The basic premise is that there are strange things that are not quite of our world. Some are dangerous, some are merely fascinating. They are all in some respect extraordinary.
A big game hunter searches for hunting in other worlds.
A creature lives in alleyways and junkyards, collecting bits of trash to disguise itself.
A red thing of many parts promises everything you have ever wanted.
Stories here should try to evoke a Sense of Wonder, a sense that there is a larger world beyond the one we know. In the world of the Library, these wonders are hidden, but never truly far away. But never forget that this is a wilder world than our own, and it's never entirely safe, either. Tread with care.
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