Sunday Photo Fiction – Maze of corridors or it’s all about directions!

View of one of the outbuildings from the roof of Dover Castle

photograph ยฉ Alastair Forbes

View of one of the outbuildings from the roof of Dover Castle

It’s not that I don’t read directions when I receive them (okay I don’t, at least not very well) but who knew a castle could have so many corridors. Well actually I did, still, I have a map and directions too, but I figured I could just follow the map. Looked simply enough. Right turn here, left turn there and so on until I should have ended up in the dining room.

It was nice to be invited for the festive holiday weekend, but between the cold drafty bedroom, poorly lit hallways, well let’s just say I’d be glad when it was time to go.

Now it appeared, instead of freezing, I’d starve to death before finding my way to the dining room.

Finally I looked at the directions again squinting in the poor light to make out the clearly printed words at the bottom of the sheet of paper.

What I found there, that I should have read in the beginning said, “When you think you’ve gotten enough exercise, use your cell phone and call this number. We’ll come and get you for dinner.”

Proving the point you should read ALL the directions first!


For more information about Sunday Photo Fiction and how you can enterย click here for the details. your very talented host, Alastair, will guide you through the steps. And, while there, be sure to click on the little blue guy for more short stories by some great writers!

Thanks for stopping by, hope you enjoyed,

~ Penny

15 thoughts on “Sunday Photo Fiction – Maze of corridors or it’s all about directions!

  1. Haha that made me laugh. Love it. ๐Ÿ™‚ I remember once I had a series of questions and was told I had five minutes to read through them and answer them. There were something like 35 questions and I got to about 18 or 19 and realised I wouldn’t have time so I went back and started answering them. When I got to the last one it said “Answer only question 1 – What is your name” Them darn directions ๐Ÿ˜‰

    Great story Penny. Loved it.

      • It’s a given isn’t it. It’s a castle, it’s easy to find your way around. The dining hall is the biggest room and everywhere leads to there.

        Doesn’t it? lol

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