Wild & Improbable Tales – Road to Everywhere

I met him on the road to everywhere.

Windows down, the summer kissed air tumbled around me. Cat’s eyes stretched away ahead into the unseen distance – an invitation of infinite possibility.

He stood half in shadow at the edge of the empty tarmac. Solitary in the twilight.

I stopped and asked him where he was heading.

“The deep past, the distant future, the impossible never.”

Not exactly on my route but the stars told me it was a night for generosity. I opened the door, welcomed him with the bag of mint imperials from the console. He took one, wordlessly, smiling as we drove on.


You’re a storyteller. Dream up something wild and improbable,” she pleaded. “Something beautiful and full of monsters.”

Strange The Dreamer by Laini Taylor

Inspired by Erin Morgenstern’s Flax-Golden Tales, this creative writing blog series, “Wild & Improbable Tales”, is a way for me to write more freely and more frequently. Periodically, I will choose a card at random from The School Of Life‘s ‘Small Pleasures’ or ‘Resilience’ box and use the image and/or writing on the back to inspire a short piece of creative writing. I’d love to hear your thoughts in the comments.

If you enjoyed this piece, you can read more like in in my debut book, Thrive which you can buy direct from me (I’ll even sign it for you!) or from Amazon in paperback or ebook.

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