Tuesday, April 21, 2015

The Race

It's Day 18 of  the Blogging from A to Z  April 2015 Challenge 



Twenty runners in a line. Ready... steady.... go!

Hurtle down a lane, splash through a ford, leap a fence, bolt across a field, zig-zag through a copse, down a grassy bank, waste-deep across a stream, climb up a rock, slide down a rock, and.......stop. 

Bend over, catch breath. Look behind, no one in sight. Great!

Go go go........!

Up the footpath...err no, down the footpath and over a fence...where is the fence? Turn around, there’s a fence. Cross a bridge.  Trip, fall, get up, run.

Go round a lake...where’s the lake? About turn, there's a pond, that must be it. Run run run some more..... stop.

Look to the left, look to the right. Up, down, all around.

There’s a pub. We are ending the race at a pub, That  must be it. One final dash.....

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In a village pub, nineteen exhausted runners are relaxing with a well deserved beer or two. 

Meanwhile in another pub several miles away a smug runner is supping a celebratory pint. 'The others must still be running' he thinks, 'I've won'

But no. 'Lost' sums up his situation in more senses than one!



For tomorrow I have written a little bit of nonsense called I'm a soothsayer!


23 comments:

  1. but often we win the way 'Lost' won, your range is amazing. great

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    1. Thanks i b! Variety is they say, the spice of life and I like to apply it to my writing. I like all varieties of spice too, but that's another subject!

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  2. Lol, great story. That would be me, though, the runner on her own :-)

    I'd love to follow your blog, once the A-Z is over, but I don't know how. I've tried adding it to Bloglovin' - my blog feed - but it doesn't recognise you. Are you on Facebook, Twitter etc? (PS. I'm not a stalker :-))

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    1. Hi Annalisa.. I am on Facebook as Keith Hillman, but the easiest way to visit me is by using www.keithsramblings.blogspot.com which is the same route I use to get to your blog. And www.keithsramblings.info is an even easier address to use!

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  3. Very clever! With my luck, I'd be that person.

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  4. That's fun. As for me, I'll just meet them at the finish line. ~grin~ Happy writing! Oh, and I'm number 1237 on the A to Z blog list today.

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    1. Ooo, you cheat! Actually I'm with you there!

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  5. whoops....wonder how long before he realizes he's really LOST!

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    1. He'll have had so much to drink by then he won't care!

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  6. Haha! That was great. I am a runner, but I stick with a treadmill these days, so I don't get too lost:)

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    1. Very wise indeed! And no ploughing through streams either! Thanks for dropping by.

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  7. Hahaha! Hope he realizes it soon! That was a racy pacy story! Enjoyed running with the 19 runners too :D

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    1. I'd enjoy the post race libations, but dashing through the countryside isn't my idea of fun!

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  8. LOL. Poor deluded guy. At least he felt good about himself.

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  9. Great race, and great where they ended up!!-) Thanks for visiting my blog, happy to discover yours:-)

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    1. Great to see you here. Just a shame it took me 19 days to discover your blog!

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  10. Think they're all winners, including the one who got lost... sounds like a pretty hardcore race with tricky instructions!

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  11. Me thinks he needs a navigator???

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  12. I now know why stewards are needed along the route!

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